Slow Art

So much is going on my embroidery and painting are going very slow.

I got some of the corner done. Sometimes being forced to take things slow is a good thing.

Talking about Slow
Have you heard of the Slow Art Movement?
I think sometimes we get caught up with the idea that if we take our time we will come in last. One is reminded of the fable The Tortiose and the Hare.
So I will


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Bananike by Lora Zombie

I liked this artist's work from their site.

It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake

Well, it's not a hound but a hairless chihuahua ornament I picked up from a flea market, but the title works.Something about the juxtaposition of the sleeping dog and the skull drawing in my sketchbook on the coffee table struck me and inspired  a painting on Gesso Board. As you can see I'm starting  with a Grisaille to get all the tones before I start glazing with colour.  
Talking about

Photography and Drawing

A view of Williams Eatery on the corner of Corry and Dayton Street in Yellow Springs, Oh.

On the other side of the street to the left of Williams is the Arts Council space where I attend life drawing once a week.

40 minute pose

I find backs fascinating to draw because you really have to capture a sense of the spine and muscles.I became obsessed with the lower right but arg! I

Yarnbombing and Textile Arts

Did an embroidery of the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce website address for a yarnbombing project we (Jafagirls) are working on.  It's a mixture of knitting, crochet, felt, canvas etc.

 Ongoing Street Art Project Around Town

I added Karyn's Blue flower to the Jafagirls Peace pole on Dayton Street next to Williams Eatery. The Side street looks so pretty with the yarnbombed

Sunday Thoughts

Everytime I walk past this tree (Ponderosa Pine) I'm fascinated by the beautiful bark. 

This is the joy of being a bit of a flaneur and experiencing things that one often misses when driving from a to b.

On one of my little walks on Saturday I found the coolest hand sign at a garage sale. It was sitting on the table in the driveway and I told my dh, "oh, I just HAVE to get that."


Retro Goodies and Artful Mischief on a Budget

I noticed my blog is listed on Oola Moola, and I think I know why :)

"We think everybody deserve the nicer things in life without paying an arm and a leg. So we got together to show you how to think creatively about how to live the good life for less moolah – without sacrificing quality and style!


I couldn't resist these Pyrex 1960s-70s! cups from TranzentalArts on Etsy

Wee Beastie Finished


print transfer on cotton, acrylic paint, embroidery floss

long and short stitches, satin stitch, weaving stitch, couching

 Save a minor detail, which is to add gems in the crown, but I haven't found what I wanted to use yet.  I will know it when I see it.

So here is the original sketchbook collage.

glossary of stitches

Resin on Wood

Monday Morning


and I'm working on covering spin art painting with epoxy resin (how to here) with a wee bit glitter in the mix. Did I tell you I LOVE glitter. And working on flowers and leaves for a new textile graffiti pole.


working on getting the guest room ready


if I don't buzz orf I won't get anything else done on my long Monday morning list.

Bits & Bobs

Odds and Sods

 which is basically how my week has been. I got a bit of this done and a bit of that but nothing really to show for it.

 Worked a bit on the pieces for

 Elaine's Bench.

Wored a bit on the pieces for the  Mellow Yellow Pole, similar to the Yum Yum Pole in the middle.


Hung out at Brother Bears for Sew-In.

There's JafaLad (Pierre) sitting on

Sketchbook: I hate clowns

They're so Creepy

which begs the question why draw one in my sketchbook lol! Have NO idea! I just doodle whatever comes to mind. The art muse is in charge and I'm at it's mercy. I painted the page with acrylic and then sprayed over a bit of a stencil.  Then stitched in a piece of embroidered linen showing an example cretan stitch.

 I had fun with this

Evil Clown Face Generator

Bad Dog Street Sticker

 This is based on a sketch I did of my ceramic studio dog, Phineas Fallis. I then uploaded into Adobe and used the cutout tool.

Oh Dear I can't help myself LOL!

It's just I am LOVING all the bursts of colour.  I love playing with paint



love the ideas spinning in my head


I know, NOT another spin art painting, but I just LOVE this one. I'm keeping this one for myself.

I just love the blend of colours and the way they span out, with some paint forming dots and crackles.

Can you tell I'm mad about colour lately?

Upcoming Exhibits

Yea! The Flower Power Gang will be brightening up the bla winter months with a show at the Emporium Underdog Cafe Jan 2011.

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