Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Throwback 48 years!

Throwback Thursday has me all the way back to 1968...newly married, living in New Jersey and sending this photo to California family to show them my new blond hair and new Old's. Behind me is Route 1 and I'm in the parking lot of our apartment complex...lots of brick. I can't believe the patterned stockings and yes the outfit is a culotte! We moved back to California the following year and if I remember correctly I was sewing and painting in my free time....I'm still painting and sewing 48 + years later!! Have a great July turning into August weekend!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

'Center Heart Safety'

7"x7", assorted cloth, satin and cotton, copper leaf, beads, hand and machine stitching, tassels and wire and charm.
I am an amulet maker in training. Triangle shapes are often used and its a first for me. How reassuring to have a tangible object that promises protection. Often hung in doorways or on tree branches or beloved animals or baby cribs...an ancient and current practice. The shape, knots, tassels, beads, metals and assorted objects are part of the amulet makers work table. I'm planning on 4-5 in order to take on the beauty of this ancient form of prayer.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Violet Possiblities


Two selections this time for Roy G Biv Day...seems I like violet but rarely find violet as a strong color in my work...especially fabric pieces. The top piece I posted as a yellow choice but today I'm choosing it as a 'violet' piece. The second choice is a favorite of mine. There really is a burial place referred to as 'Pharaoh's Daughter" and it is still a bit of a mystery as who this really might be...? I created a mosaic on fabric with a mixture of silver leaf. The rather alone plant is a lavender/violet with grey and rust stitched vines. This may be the end of the letters of Roy G Biv day but it will continue with other colors such as white, brown etc. so stay tuned as the search continues. Lots more violet choices at  jennifer
Julie