Maria Shell Workshop

I participated in a Maria Shell (https://talesofastitcher.com/ )online workshop last month through the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild (https://www.gaaqg.com/). It focused on strips and stripes to create compositions. I completed constructing my study, 30X50″, although it is not backed and completed. The process is interesting, constantly experimenting and getting the most activity possible with color combinations. A wonderful class!!

Pieced cotton fabric
This is how I began

iHanna Postcard Swap

I am participating in iHanna’s second postcard swap of 2020–it is so much fun! She hosts swaps annually–you mail off ten cards that you create and then receive ten cards in return. https://www.ihanna.nu/postcard-swap/ I used recycled newspaper and acrylic paint for my collaged cards (4X6″).

UPDATE: November 7th: I have received 6 cards so far and they are WONDERFUL! Many thanks to fellow artists in our shared creative endeavors.

Exploring Foam Stamps

I participated in “Open Studio” yesterday, hosted by artist Ingrid Dijkers (http://www.ingriddijkers.com/index.html). We explored using foam stamps and acrylic paints to create painted papers such as deli paper, scrapbook and sketch papers, along with rice papers. What a blast! Folks came up with wonderful designs!

Scrappy Soulbook

I have been having loads of fun lately with mixed media artist, Tiffany Goff Smith (https://southerngalsdesigns.com/). She hosts an online workshop, Scrappy Soulbook, which incorporates a recycled book into an art journal. My first soulbook is kinda rough around the edges but it has been an inspiring experience! I am looking forward to making more—you can use any book—it does not have to begin with a children’s book. But I love Shari Lewis…….