Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Greeting Cards

I have spent the past few days making cards, both generic and Christmas varieties.  Below are some examples.  These are fun and fast - part of the charm of making them.  I do not have the attention span to complete large projects.  These are perfect for my seemingly limited ability to focus for extended periods of time and I am able to get my ideas out of my head and into and onto something tangible.

I love the Christmas trees and the glitzier the better!

Poinsettias have always been a favorite of mine.

And of course sailboats for an all occasion card!

I hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather.  I love October and am now looking forward to winter.  Happy Autumn All!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Art Camp and beyond

I seem to be a seasonal blogger.  To describe my summer seems too daunting, however, I do want to share some photos of the art camp and campers. Windover Art Center in Newburgh, Maine has been around forever and this year I was lucky enough to score a teaching position.
We worked in fiber; processing wool from my sheep and our projects ranged from beads to slippers. 

We also made a variety of items such as tee shirt jewelry and blue jean bags.  Old tee shirts and jeans were scooped up at the local Salvation Army and from donations.

I am hoping to teach again next summer.  It was such a wonderful experience.   Love the kids, love their energy!

Now, I am busy making mittens, pillows and pouches out of repurposed sweaters and wool jackets.  Posted below are some examples.

 Aproximately 15" by 15"

 All recycled items:  zippers, wool and tee shirt material for the loops.

I am at number 50 or so mitten wise.  I have lost track!