Archive for March, 2010

Complimentary Encounter

Complimentary Encounter, Judy Coates Perez 12″ x 12″ I made this little quilt for an exhibit that friends were putting together for the Dallas Quilt Show earlier this month. Some how in the midst of everything I forgot to post about it. I started this little whole cloth quilt by drawing my design on paper […]

Lark Prize Bonanza!

While I have been buried in a pile of paper work this week, I received a wonderful distraction, a big box filled with books from Lark Publishing for my prize from the “Quilt it” contest. This is great there are several books in here that have been on my wish list for some time, so […]

An art escape

While in Wisconsin at the retreat last week, Frieda, Laura and I ran out at the end of the presentation on day one for an art fix. We managed to get to the Racine Museum of Art one hour before closing and had just enough time to take a quick spin through the building and […]

A new mixed media retreat you won’t want to miss!

the Premier Mixed-Media Retreat in 2010, August 25-29, Rosemont, Ilinois This fall Cloth Paper Scissors will host an event that will celebrate artistic expression through Mixed-Media unlike any other. CREATE with Cloth Paper Scissors is a new Retreat that will bring together inspiring artist instructors and enthusiastic participant artists of all levels for an exciting […]

Artist interviews- women who like to paint

Alma Alisa Burke interviewed Alma Stoller, who often paints portraits of women with a tranquil moodiness, combining stitching and paper elements, translating everyday objects into artful images. Then Alma interviewed Alisa, who paints with a lively floral graffiti style, Alisa’s world is an open canvas ready to be transformed. Alisa

St. Patricks day dinner a few days early

I cooked St. Patrick’s day dinner on friday night, seems appropriate for Chicago, since the city has been celebrating all weekend as well. I have been making this dinner every year since this recipe was first published in Sunset magazine back in 1994. The majority of my favorite recipes have come from Sunset. I am […]

Alyson Stanfield Retreat

I am finally catching up with enough things to sit down and make a blog post about the fabulous Artist Marketing Retreat with Alyson Stanfield. Alyson brought lots of books and CD’s with her wonderful marketing materials to help guide you and inspire you to get moving with putting yourself out there as a working […]

3 of Swords

I finished the quilt, except for the sleeve, I will be stitching that on over the next day or so while I am at the PAQA sponsored Alyson Stanfield artist marketing retreat in Wisconsin. Before hand stitching, the red painted batting was machine stitched with two threads threaded through the needle to get a bolder […]

Free shipping on Blurb books

Blurb is having a special for the next couple weeks on free shipping when you order blurb books by March 22. USD $ promo code: WESHIPGBP £ promo code: WESHIP2EUR € promo code: WESHIP3 There are many self published books being made on Blurb by artists these days. Here’s a few: Painted Threads, mixed media […]

More fabulous artist interviews!

My good friend Jane La Fazio just interviewed my other good friend Kelli Perkins author of Stitch Alchemy. They are both mixed media gals who love combining paper, paint, thread and fabric, check out their inspiring interview! And then when you are done there be sure to pop over to Kelli’s blog to read her […]

Artist Interviews

Textile artists Melanie Testa and Lyric Kinard have joined forces this month to interview each other, review each others books and then create a piece of art for a blog give away. Click here for Melly’s wonderful interview with Lyric, then be sure to head over to Lyrics blog to read another great  interview with […]