There Are Angels

There Are Angels
Colored Pencil Drawing

Friday, March 10, 2017

A Break from Quilting

Im taking a short break from making quilts, partly because I getting so many stacking up and partly to avoid burnout. I'm doing coloring pages, collecting more gel pens, markers and the like, more supplies. I've also become interested in something called Bullet Journals.
The bullet journals are not exactly the diary type journals but rather a book of your own design, from a blank book, that fits your individual needs, things you want to track, tasks to do, events, that sort of thing. There are many you tube videos on the making of Bullet Juornals that have good ideas on what to put in them, how to go about it and such. This photo was borrowed from Pinterest, don't remember who posted it originally.
Because of this new interest of mine, I'm rekindling my lettering hobby. I taught calligraphy many years ago but set it aside for other hobbies. The bullet journal affords me the opportunity to use lettering skills again. So I'm taking up lettering again, at present I'm very rusty at the craft. Although I don't have a photo of a Bullet journal and I don't want to impede on anyone who's already shown their own online, here is an excellent source for getting a look at them. It's BoHo Berry, listed online, instagram, Facebook and other social media. Another is called Tiny Ray of Sunshine, also online and on social media. Check it out if you'd like. I gather info I'll post my own photos of my journal. Have fun . .

Monday, February 13, 2017

Progress, March Project

Progress on the wall hanging, pieces cut out but not yet set together and the inspiration for the piece.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Strange happenings on the Full Moon

This appeared as a smudge no one of my windows. There's a face in it. Do your u see it? What do you make of it? I have no idea where it came from or if it means anything, it's just weird.

Monthly Projects

At the end of last year, 2016,I decided to do a small project each month to practice skills and techniques My version of this will be done in the orange peel pattern,the quilt in the photo here is done is done in cathedral window pattern.This is the inspiration for my March project.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My Facebook page

I have a Facebook page for my art, C.S.Originals. Check it out.
This is a practice project

Kimono

This is my most recent, post surgery, project,still in the works. Its a kimono,pieced/appliqued. Not yet finished or quilted. I'm going to faux quilt it by stitching it but not using any batting since that will make it too heavy.It will also be lined. Here's the front, back and sleeves. I have a Facebook page where most of my art is, C.S. Originals, check it out

Been a Long time . . .

It's been a long time since I posted here and so much has happened. I'm still quilting and designing. I've lost elderly pets and gained new ones to fill in the holes. Currently I have 10 cats, 2 dogs, all shelter rescues. The biggest thing of late is that back in September I was diagnosed with appendix cancer which is rare. I have what is called the mother of all surgeries, there were 5 procedures done. I didn't have to have chemo, yet, and don't plan to. Recovery from this horrid event took a full 3 months, I finally got my energy back and am actively quitting and designing again. Anyway, today I have my first CT scan following the surgery. It's to see if any tumors remain. The appendix cancer causes mucinous tumors and the one I had was huge, nearly the size of a soccer ball, it had ruptured and spilled the mucin, a jelly like substance, into my gut. St surgery I lost 30 lbs in about a week,I've gained about 5 lbs back but don't want to gain anymore. I've r ad that follow us scans ar done every so often, 3 months, 6 months and a year in additoin I blood tests. My last tests were really good so I'm hoping for th same or better this time. I mentioned my pets are shelter rescues, for a few months, before the surgery and it's associated stuff, I volunteered at my local animal shelter. It was fun, I worked with cats. I've had cats for over 40 years so I know them well. I'd like to get back to volunteering with them again, once spring hits and I can get there again.