Class Time

I have been having so much fun preparing for and teaching my class, Art Sampler: An Introduction to Printing on Fabric. This is a five-session class at the University of Evansville. In each session students are learning something different. Unfortunately, since the class sessions are only 1.5 hours long, we have to rush to get…

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Cherry Picking Time

Cherry picking came a bit earlier this year. Last week I harvested almost a pound – enough for a cobbler – from our little tree we planted back in 2007. It made this yummy cherry cobbler. Friday we went to Farview Orchards which is 45 minutes from here. This is the only orchard in the…

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New favorite tool: DIY Foam Daubers

In the past, for stenciling I have really loved to use stencil brushes. I’ve also tried a variety of sponges, but was never happy with the delivery of paint on the fabric until I met the DIY foam daubers. I have been so excited with these that I had to share them with you. Let…

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Ice, Paint, and Water

Good Morning! Can you believe it’s almost September? This summer has really flown by. Last week I spent a little bit of my time ice dyeing. When I showed Dave this piece he asked if he could have a shirt. Sure!¬† Here’s his shirt! I also tried a couple more folds and ice dyed them.…

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Printed Fabric Bee: Caribbean Ocean

This is the last month of The Printed Fabric Bee challenges. We’ve been doing this now for two years. It’s been so much fun and really helped me to stretch my creative muscles. This month Judy Gula requested a 12 x 12 inch piece about Caribbean Ocean. She gave us the option of our choice…

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Winter Art Girl Getaway

I spent this past weekend at this chalet at Burdette Park in Evansville, Indiana with six other artsy friends. What fun! What better way to spend a cold, snowy weekend than with six other creative types with a fire in the fireplace, lots of good food, and art! Talking about food, oh my, did we…

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Unfinished

I can’t believe it’s been over a week since I posted. It’s been busy around here with just keeping everything alive. I water daily and early before the heat sets in. I picked the last of the blueberries the other day after harvesting almost daily since the end of May. Last week we did get…

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Cheap Art Journaling

Yesterday I had to get cat litter so why not stop by the craft stores on my way? Hobby Lobby was my first stop. The last time I was in there I bought two large sheets of Archers watercolor paper for 39 cents each. I wish I would have bought the whole bin. My August…

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