Monday, February 14, 2011

New Work Coming

I've been working all weekend on something new. It's almost finished and I like how it's turning out. Can't wait to show you all!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Living the Creative Life

My FibR group met tonight for our monthly meeting. Late last year we decided to choose a book on creativity and begin working through it during our meetings. We chose Living the Creative Life by Rice Freeman-Zachery. So, in January we started going through it on our own (chapter by chapter) and then discussing it in our meetings.

Tonight we talked about Chapter 2: The Creative Childhood. So, what types of creative activities did you do as a child? Were you free to create and engage in creative activities? Was it encouraged?? Interesting things to think about . . .

Some of my daughter's chalk art created when she was three.

And thinking of spring!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sumptuous Surfaces

In an attempt to catch up on posts about art related stuff I realized that I never blogged about last year's FibR art show at the Tippecanoe Art Federation (TAF) gallery in Lafayette, IN. FibR is a a group of fiber artists from the Lafayette/West Lafayette, IN (and surrounding) area. We have quilters, mixed media artists, basket makers, gourd artists, wearable artists, dyers, jewelry artists and more in our group. We meet once a month at TAF to talk, learn from each other and showcase our work. For the past two or three years now we have had a juried gallery show at the TAF galleries. These are a few pictures from our 2010 show entitled "Sumptuous Surfaces; Layers of Meaning".


The two pieces on the left are by Anita Krug. Leaf wallhanging by Sabrina Cassidy. Beaded necklace by Cindy Anderson.


Both of these pieces are mine. "Blooming" on the left and "Temperance and the Hierophant" on the right.

Monday, February 7, 2011

My New Etsy Shop

I've been thinking about opening an Etsy shop for several years now and I finally decided to just do it. I put my first items up for sale yesterday. Some of them are new designs that I just started on right before Christmas. I'm really excited about them. I have some of my work at the gift shop at Gallery 510 in Decatur, Illinois and my New Year's resolution was to branch out to other galleries and venues this year. My new Etsy shop Polkadot Possum is a start! Now I need to keep the momentum going.


New collection of mixed media heart pins.



Framed, mixed media heart pictures.



Mixed media, framable art cards.

And there's more to come!