Friday, February 10, 2012

Day 356 Ocellated Turkey

"Ocellated Turkey" is the second painted bird, acrylic on white cotton, then appliqued onto the tapestry background, bobbin thread and free-motion quilt work.  It's 34" tall x 27". 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Day 355 Jamaican Lizard Cuckoo

"Jamaican Lizard Cuckoo" is a new technique: painted birds, appliqued onto quilted backgrounds.  This is my first, I'm almost finished with the 2nd, and anxious to start the third one!

It's 24" tall by 20" with a linen/cotton fabric print background, acrylic painted cotton.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 354 Mockeye Butterfly

"Mockeye Butterfly" is a pieced, painted, appliqued and quilted 19" x 19" fabric collage wall hanging.  It has a dowel in sleeve on the back making it ready to hang.

Day 353 Saragassum and Jelly

"Saragassum and Jelly" is a 24" x 20" fabric collage wallhangind, pieced, appliqued and quilted.  The poor Saragassum Fish is being harangued by the Jellyfish.  The tentacles are specialty yarns, and the multiple bubbles are stitched on individually and the whole thing is quilted with metallic thread.  It has a dowel and sleeve in the back making it ready-to-hang.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 352 Paper Ladies

"Paper Ladies" is a fabric/paper collage, layered, stamped, embossed, glued and stitched.  It's the first project of this type for me (thanks, Nanci, for the inspiration!).  It's 36" tall and 20" wide, hung with hemp rope and a bamboo stick.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 351 Snake in the Grass

"Snake in the Grass" is a 30" x 32" wall hanging, fabric collage ready to hang with dowel in sleeve on back.  It is pieced, appliqued and quilted, and lots of yarn and string embellished to emulate grass and horse hair.  The two equine beauties seem unaware of the snake in the grass.

(made of glass).

Day 350 Dolphins Wall Hanging

"Dolphins" is a wall hanging depicting two bottlenose dolphins jumping in a Caribbean Sea with a Tropical Island in the background, and a swirling blue sky and aquamarine water.  I added glitter glue to the water to accentuate sparkling of water.  It is pieced from painted cottons, appliqued and quilted, ready to hang with a sleeve in dowel on the back.  It's 20" tall by 32" across.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Day 349 Rooster 4 "Wake UP!"

"Wake up!" is a 27" x 35" fabric collage wall hanging.  It is the 4th in a series of 4 roosters and a pair of chickens (see previous photos on this blog for the others).  It is pieced with colorful cottons, quietly quilted and excitedly embellished.  It is ready to hang with a sleeve and dowel in the back.

Day 348 Rooster 3 "Afraid"

Fabric collage wall hanging: it's 20" x 24", pieced, quilted and embellished.  It is ready to hang with a sleeve and dowel on the back.  "Afraid" is the 3rd rooster in a series (4 roosters and a pair of chickens).  See the others in the previous photos on this blog, and the 4th rooster is next.....

Day 347 Prey watercolor....

"Prey" is based on the fabulous photos of Melvin Tuttle from Bat Conservation International

Day 346 Hanging watercolor

"Hanging" is a 6" x 9" watercolor from a photo circulating on the internet, telling us to hang in there.  I feel like that sometimes, don't you? 

Day 345 Chameleon Watercolor

"Chameleon" is a 6" x 9" watercolor.

Day 344 Ancient Wisdom Watercolor

"Ancient Wisdom" is a 6" x 9" watercolor.

Day 343 Fire in the Clouds

"Fire in the Clouds" is a small (6" x 9") watercolor, depicting a firebird in the waterclouds.