I can finally see the floor of my tatami room studio again! Finishing one big project and before jumping into the next big projects(s), I’ve spent my time “spring” cleaning my studio. As a very visual person I like to see all my options at one time. All my pieces, all my mediums displayed within easyContinue reading “In-Between Large Projects”
This is a post of fun with mediums, stitch work and mistakes. Lots of mistakes! Using the theme of a creative octopus filled life, Tako Life, in which tako, 蛸, is octopus in Japanese. I picked up a meter of a lovely linen/cotton blend fabric and set about determining a good size and shape forContinue reading “Testing, Testing…My First Art Book!”
For all of my hard work this month I don’t have much for completed projects. My disappointment with my art book ideas has led to a lot of experimenting. Mostly fails, but lots of playing with lots of different mediums. A friend introduced me to Liquitex Gel Mediums as a better alternative to Mod PodgeContinue reading “Working hard but nothing to Show: Stitch Experiments”
This adorable Octopus was designed by me last fall but I just couldn’t decide which expression she wanted to wear. Yesterday I finally embroidered her face and hope she likes it. She will be available as a pattern this summer along with several other Octopus-themed stitch designs.
The intensity at yesterday’s Tokyo Int’l Quilt Show made it’s location in the Tokyo Dome feel more like the Thunderdome! Teaming hoards of quilters descended on the show in a mad crush to see the latest efforts by both famous and student quilters alike. The crowds were so thick we were all elbow to elbow andContinue reading “Tokyo Int’l Quilt show at the “Thunderdome!””
Turkeys are hard to find in Japan.
Almost done! My first Amigarumi; an Octopus in the colors I want and a design I like :) As a prototype, it will get a few improvements as each one is made but this is basically it. The final design pattern will go in my Tako Life octopus cookbook. Coinciding with NaNoWriMo, is National Non-FictionContinue reading “Just needs a face…”