Sunday, February 4, 2007

I Confess

I do have another sewing machine. But I hate it and don't like to admit I even have it. It's a cheapo Singer that I bought early in my sewing life. You know, why invest in an expensive machine if you don't know if you'll sew more than 5 inches. I've been trying to sell/get rid of this machine for a couple of years now, but have had no luck. But anyway, I drug it out and finished up my display wall. Bob has to leave again for a job out of town and I really, really wanted to get this thing done or else I'd have to wait for possibly 4 weeks to get this up on the wall.

This first photo shows it before I put any artwork on it.

Here is what it looks like with some art on it...these are some 6" square quilties and fabric postcards from swaps I've been in. Dead center is a cat I painted...it was my take on an idea I had seen on an HGTV craft show. Along the bottom I lined up my first 5 journal quilts. So....whatchya think of it?

Here is something new I tried....watercolor painting on watercolor paper. Up to this point I had only watercolor painted on fabric and thought I'd try this.

And here is my ever-so-helpful painting assistant. She likes to get right in there with me and most of the time lays right on top of what I'm trying to paint.

I had several comments on my last post about my journal quilt looking like me and if it was a self portrait. Well I certainly didn't plan it like that but looking at it right next to my profile picture over there on the right, it almost appears like it could have been a self portrait. Noooo, I just went and looked again....it's not me.

13 comments:

  1. What a cute design wall. How do you get things to stick to it?

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  2. What a great way to create a design wall! Is it a fully quilted quilt? Sorry if I missed some posts on this.

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  3. What a lovely idea Terri. And your journal quilts look wonderful all lined up together. Imagine what they will look like at the end! Fabulous.

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  4. Your Journal Quilts look great together.

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  5. Great design wall Terri, I like how you did the background. And I think your watercolor on paper is terrific.

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  6. Your design wall looks great with all that art displayed on it. Especially those journal quilts!!

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  7. Your display wall is very nice. I like that it has design appeal of it's own but still shows off the cards and journals. You are going to need a new one soon though!

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  8. Love your display space. It it a quilt you are pinning things to or a painted area of wall? It is impossible to tell in the photo.

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  9. That's great Terri. Fantastic idea. Everything looks so wonderful up there!

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  10. lol, it looks like your painting assistant is putting his paw of approval on one of your lovely painted faces!

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  11. Great!
    I love your work, I added your blog into my blogroll.

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  12. I like the background too. a wonderful muted monochromatic place to disply your more colourful work.

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  13. Thanks for sharing your space! I think you've inspired me to put some of my art up on the wall, instead of having it all sit in the "to be hung" pile! :)

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