Monday, September 30, 2013

More bowls and sunset

I finally got caught up with making scarves for the upcoming show October 11-12, and I'm now making more bowls.  Here is a series in autumn colors I just finished:
I love the copper fabric I used here, against the light print and darker autumn themed fabric.  Unfortunately, I got the last 2 fat quarters of the copper fabric at our local quilt shop, so I had to supplement with a batik fabric for future bowls.  I'm sure it will be fine, but I get so attached to certain fabrics!  I ran out of the light print, and went to our local Jo-Ann's about 20 miles away... lucky for me it's one of their exclusive patterns, and they had it in stock... safe for another day!  Now I need to head back to our local Home Depot to get some more clothesline... always something!
On another note, I got this shot the other evening from the front of our house:

I just happened to glance out the window at the right time, grabbed the camera and headed out the door. We actually had a dusting of snow on the upper peaks after a sudden storm and drop in temps... gonna be an early winter this year, I'm thinking!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sky Art

Autumn has arrived, and along with it, the winds we get here in the high country.  We are in for a blow today... but along with the winds, I was intrigued by the wonderful patterns it created on some clouds to the north:

We do get some awesome clouds here, but this was special because of the textures the winds created... almost like arashi shibori!  And just as quickly as they came, the textures were smoothed away by more wind... glad I got the camera out in time to capture these!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Autumn Leaves...

I have been hard at work the past couple of weeks, feverishly creating new things for my next show, "Autumn Leaves & Holly" at the Woodlands Hotel here in Flagstaff:

This is the time of year that I try to make up "Autumn Leaves" shirts using soy wax to batik leaves in a garland around the neck and down the sleeves... a very popular item with my customers.  This year, I haven't had too much time, but hope to have at least a small selection for this show.  Here is one of the finished shirts:

I used a mixture of browns to overdye the body of the shirt after waxing the leaves... came out really rich and dark, making the leaves glow with color.  
I'm also working on building up my "Shabby Chic" scarf collection for the show.  These sold really well at our local Artists' Coalition Gallery this summer, so I've been working overtime to replenish my stock!  Here are a few I made recently that will be available at the show:
 I still have lots to do to prepare for the show, then I have 2 more shows coming up in November... stay tuned!