Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sunshine Ahead

I am officially committing to a quilt. Fabric has been ordered (yay!).

A splurge made possible by my stress-induced need for retail therapy and anticipation of the free crafting time to come. And oh, the colors. Yum.

clockwise from top left: Wood Grain from Joel Dewberry's Aviary Collection, Painted Mum from Heather Bailey's Fresh Cut Collection, Wallflower in Mustard from Amy Butler's Lotus Collection, Flower Stripe by Valori Wells.
All from materialgirlshoppe on etsy.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Quilting: Perhaps.

I'm mildly obsessing over quilting right now. I'm thinking it has something to do with the beautiful quilts over on Wise Craft .
The prospect of conquering a quilt is sort of daunting, though. I've tailored a blazer and drafted my own patterns, but can't seem to man up to a blanket.
But just thinking about the prints and patterns and colors has sort of got me worked up.

Maybe I could put some of my handprinting to use.

Something to take on this summer perhaps? After finals, of course.

All fabrics found at

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


My 'Uniform' project has been successfully installed for the Ignatian exhibition this Friday. After a laborious 8 hour day in studio, it's finally done. And for that, I'm almost as happy as I am with the pieces themselves. (And it was so much fun leveling those pieces with slanted floors and ceilings..)

muslin, wood, water based ink, textile medium, gesso
55'' x 30'' each

Friday, April 10, 2009


The boy and I have recently signed a lease on a new place, and I cannot wait to fill it with crap.
Beautiful crap (of course).

I do say this in the midst of my spring purge. For the past couple days and the next couple days I have and will be extruding the unneccessary things from my space and my life, to be be sold, given away, recycled, and tossed.
It feels so good, but it sort of makes me want new things. Things I won't feel like giving up come next spring's purge.

Some gorgeous wares currently exacerbating these feelings:

skinnylaminx (sadly, sold out )



Saturday, April 4, 2009



A proof that was worth ruining the scraper bar (we need a bigger etching press).
I can't wait to see how this project develops.