Wednesday, October 31, 2007
This card is based on black card stock on which I adhered a copy of a vintage photo, old text, old lace, nylon cording, book binding materials, and fancy yarn. I etched in gel medium and highlighted with paint. I added a brass charm hung on nylon cording.
Many people will be wearing masks today. The word hypocrite comes from the Greek language and deals with acting on stage. The actor would carry a two-sided mask and change his character at the turn of the handle. His voice and behavior would change with the mask he had before his face. I'm a hypocrite sometimes--mainly because my real face masks my true feelings. This verse in Matthew, however, talks of acting like a Christian on one day but not on other days. If we are Christians, we need to act like it all the time so no one will call us a hypocrite.
This card is based on black card stock on which I adhere a copy of an old magazine photo and some book binding material. I made a mask of watercolor paper and etched in gel medium. I painted and then highlighted with metallic pen and glitter pen.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
This art is based on a playing card, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" on which I adhered a copy of an old family picture, German Fraktur text, wallpaper, book cover material, ribbon and other ephemera. I etched in gel medium and highlighted with black paint. I added the word, "three," and the number 3 in various forms. I had to take the picture inside early this morning so the coloring is yellowed. The original is black and white.
Monday, October 29, 2007
This art card, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2," is created on a playing card on which I adhered a copy of an old cabinet card, book binding materials, an old handerchief edging aged with walnut ink, ribbon, cording, old German fraktur text, and a brass key. I etched a design in gel medium and highlighted with gesso.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
This card is a picture of my distant relatives and I couldn't resist the ties. I used a copy of the old photo, old music and text, book binding materials, an aged tag and paint on a playing card.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
This is fiber art using pulled yarn on muslin, covered with tulle and hand-quilted with coordinating threads then the tree is hand-embroidered with black. The piece measures a scant 2 1/2" x 3 1/2."
I reinstated my counter yesterday and it seems to be working. Oh, the joys and woes of the electronic age in all its wonder!
Friday, October 26, 2007
This mixed media art was created on an old book cover on which I added a vintage image, a sticker, other ephemera and stenciling. I highlighted the tree illustrations on the cover with gold. I love this little "student."
Thursday, October 25, 2007
This mixed media art is created on a 5 X 7 greeting card. I used old handkercheifs, satin and sheer ribbon, lace, fabric, yarn, book binding material, embroidered trim, wallpaper, scrapbook paper, a crocheted flower, thread and an irridescent plastic flower for the rain drops.
I just started my counter about a week ago and somehow it stopped working today. Maybe when I added the Aged Vintage Papier icon it got misplaced.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Many situations in life do not lend themselves to sharing confidences. There are few people who are trustworthy enough with whom one can share deep thoughts and feelings. My job as the wife of a pastor is to keep secrets and that job can be so burdensome. I'm grateful I have the Lord to whom I can share those secrets. He is the one who gives my aching heart rest.
This art card is based on a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" playing card on which I have glued a vintage image, text, book binding fragments, handkerchief remnant, green grosgrain ribbon, pink trim, black satin ribbon, and a black button. I have etched in gel medium and highlighted with gold paint. I added an aged tag with the word "secrets" written on both sides and printed "shhhh..." with old typeset. The photo was taken in dim light, thus the yellow hue.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
How much do I listen to God's voice and if I do hear it--do I respond to Him?
This art is based on a playing card on which I painted, glued a vintage image and other ephemera, crocheted lace, embroidery from old hankie, and scrim from an old book.
Monday, October 22, 2007
The base of this art is playing card on which I painted a maroon color, glued a vintage image and other ephemera, etched in gel medium and highlighted with paint, black stain and gold.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
The base of this art is a playing card on which I painted and adhered a vintage image and other ephemera, gold trim, embroidered trim, scrim from book binding, ribbons and text. I etched in gel medium and painted it with gold.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
This doll has moveable arms and legs hinged together by mini brads. I constructed the skirt from strips of text, book binding, scrim, ribbons, embroidered trim and lace glued together and stitched on a wire ribbon. The top is tulle gathered with gold twine. I added the plastic beads, punched paper glued to beads and other punchouts on which I wrote or computer-generated letters to make the words and strung or glued them on wire or thread. Little round plastic coated stickers spell "patience." The torso is covered with fabric and ribbon. I added a ribbon to the top as a hanger and tied a knot to simulate a flower and glued more ribbon-made flowers beside it to cover the hole. A pink glass rhinestone is the earring. It measures approximately 8" tall and 5" across the skirt. The ribbon extends another 3."
Friday, October 19, 2007
This piece of art is based on a playing card on which I painted, adhered a vintage image and German fraktur text, ribbons, lace trim and scrim from book binding. I've etched in gel medium and highlighted with gold paint. I added an aged tag with the letter "P" on both sides.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
This art is based on a playing card, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2," on which I painted, adhered a vintage image, ribbons, lace, book scrim, German fraktur text and a hand-made copper label (http://www.painterlyartworks.com/) held on by waxed thread.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Finished piece: "Hovering"
Genesis 1:1-2: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters." This scripture evokes a deep sense of awe inside me. Whenever I read this I marvel at the power of God. Whenever I doubt, I need to re-read this chapter and allow God's marvelous creative ability to fill my soul.
I used black cotton fabric as the base of this 6" square fiber art piece. I added pulled yarn, fabric, metallic and cottons threads, a copy of moon from http://www.nasa.gov/. I covered it with tulle and machine and hand quilted with coordinating thread.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The base of this art is a playing card on which I painted, adhered a vintage image and other ephemera, book binding, old text, an irridescent glass button and lace. I etched in gel medium and highlighted it with gold paint.
Monday, October 15, 2007
A bit macabre maybe, but this art is a manifestation of this verse of scripture.
This piece was based on a playing card on which I adhered a vintage image, a copy from an old anatomy book, ephemera, book binding, plastic netting and I etched in gel medium and highlighted with gold paint.
My son has started a blog--commonname.blogspot--about his journey as a Christian artist. I need to send him this card. He could attest to its meaning.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
This art was based on a playing card, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2," on which I adhered a vintage image and other ephemera, text, book binding, ribbon and lace. I painted the edges, etched in gel medium and highlighted it with gold paint. A charm (thank you, L.) hangs on gold thread put through a whole in the top segment.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
I'm so smug sometimes to think that I'm strong. It's when I'm overconfident that I would never do such a thing, I do it. I'm depending on self and not the Lord for my strength. It's only in His power that I can do what He wants me to do. I've fallen before and I'll fall again. It's just not fun to hurt. So I pick myself back up and ask for forgiveness and start again.
This piece is based on an old book cover measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" on which I've adhered a vintage image and other ephemera, etched in gel medium and highlighted with gold paint. I used yarn for the rope and glitter glue for the bird.
Friday, October 12, 2007
This fiber art card measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and is based on muslin over which I put clipped yarn and tulle and then quilted with coordinating thread.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
This artwork is based on a playing card on which I adhered a vintage image, a wood gate, a cardboard heart and etched in gel medium highlighted with gold paint.
My pastor seems to be fine. His problem last week was probably a virus. The Lord has surely cared for him even though the going has been rough. I'm still praying for him and his family as they are still waiting for his wound to heal (It's been over two months since the last surgery.)
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
This art measures 9 1/2" square without the border. It's base is an old handkerchief on which I laid assorted silk cloth, yarn and rope stands. I quilted it with color-coordinated thread.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
This fiber art piece was created on muslin. I clipped yarn to make the trees and clouds and then quilted it by adding coordinating thread. I used irridescent thread for the "rays." It measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/2."
Monday, October 8, 2007
This piece of art has a playing card as the base onto which I adhered a vintage image and other altered ephemera. I etched in gel medium, painted with gold and overpainted with red. This was the result of the challenge scripture (above) from my Yahoo Group, Art in the Word.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
The base of this art is a playing card measuring 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" on which I painted, adhered a vintage image, etched in gel medium, dry brushed with gold and added waxed lined thread.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
This art was based on a playing card. I adhered a vintage image transfered on muslin, an image on paper and other ephemera. I etched in gel medium, then dry brushed with gold.
My pastor is back in the hospital and we don't know what is going on yet. He had two heart surgeries this past summer and has stomach pain now. If you pray, please do so. The thought came to me this morning as I was reading the Bible that maybe our church's prayers are not being heard because of our individual sins. Every member needs to confess sin and do what is right, turn back to the Lord. Maybe then we will receive positive answers to our prayers.
Friday, October 5, 2007
The base of this art is a playing card on which I adhered an old handkerchief remnant, trim, lace edging, a vintage image, buttons and other ephemera.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
The base of this art is a playing card on which I painted, adhered a vintage image, etched in gel medium and highlighted with gold. I added a little color to the image with water color pencils and an archival pen.
I'm back to my art for a while. My family left today after a three-day stay. It was fun playing with grandchildren, but I missed making my art cards. Ahh--a day of rest and card making.