Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fiber Art Quilt By Danny Mansmith

Awesome mail art! This is the front cover of the package.

This is what I found after opening the first layer of wrapping. It's wrapped many times with different colors of thread. It's like X-Mas in Oct!!

This is the back view before removing another layer.

The drawings below are what covered the papercut flower showing above and yet another layer of string to cut through!.

This is the piece I was dying to see! This is a mixed media art quilt created by Danny Mansmith. He is one incredible fiber artist and I just love this piece I bought from his Etsy shop a few days ago. If you zoom in on this photo, you can see the detail in the stitching and the eyes are too cool!!!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Anyone Up For Critiquing My W.I.P.?

It's seems to bit of a struggle for me lately where my creativity is concerned. I can count on one hand the hours I have spent in my studio in the past four weeks. I feel burned out and wish like crazy it would hurry up and pass. I do make the effort and the doll above has been a pain in my behind!! That head just bothers me! The pic of the head below was the original one I was going to use, but I had issues with the Apoxy Sculpt not adhering to the plastic, so I selected to go with the head above. There is just something about it! I have hung that darn doll on the walls throughout my house so I can stare at him and it just won't speak to me!!! 
Am I being too critical about the poor guy? 

Head #1

I finished Blaine and Blanche today and that did bump up my time in the studio by a couple of hours.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mercado! Hispanic Art Market!

Rogue and Jingle

If anyone is in the Indianapolis area, come join us for the 1st Hispanic Art Market at the Eiteljorg Museum on Oct. 23 (10am-5pm).  I was thrilled to be invited to participate in this event! Some artists participating come all the way from New Mexico, which is my home state! Born and raised!
I finished Rogue and Jingle and they will make an appearance this weekend.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

St Francis

St Francis

Francis was born into a wealthy family and lived a very comfortable life. One day he heard a call from God and devoted his life from then on to serve God and others. He inspired many by the his example and encouraged others to live according to Christ's command "leave all and follow me."
St Francis renounced his inheritance and followed Christ.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Minuet has silk skirt ruffles, porcelain arms and head, wire lower body and a thimble for the upper body.
I switched her head off with other things and I finally decided on the porcelain piece. I was pretty indecisive as to which head, but I finally commited to one. She stands about 8.5" tall. Available here!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Angel Igor

A new little angel I created a few weeks back and I just now found time to post. His face is not quite as serene as my other angels, but I really liked the look of him when I was done. My place of employment has a whole lot of rusty stuff scattered all over the property, so on my brake I meander through the property filling my box with goodies. The angel's arms are from one of my outings.