Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Inchies and a Fabric Floral Arrangement
Last month at our First Thursday Art Day, we made Inchies. You know, those tiny little pieces of art one inch square. I was so busy flitting around, mine are STILL not finished. But there were some really neat ones made that day. I don't have pictures of them as I often get excited about what is going on and forget the camera. Which is what I did this time. Or, sometimes my photos just aren't good enough. Mary Lou made a great piece of art with her inchies and so did Brenda. Maybe I'll show them some other time if I can remember to always have that camera!!
My sister-in-law, Sandy, made some inchies that day. However, I didn't see these! I think she made them after she went home and just take a look! She took several pictures of my family...me, hubby, son, daughter, son-in-law, grandson, even the "grand-dog" and made this wonderful little wall-hanging. (It's approximately 4" x 6"). I love it. She even made that fancy little scalloped trim at the bottom. Cool, or what? I am amazed. Sandy, who recently joined our little Thursday Art group is really enjoying it, she says, and I'll say that she sure adds something special to the group. We are enjoying her too.
My friend, JIm, is a member of the Knot Crazy Beader's Group which meets once a month also. We don't all bead, but we all do some kind of fiber art and we have lots of fun too. Jim has been a quiltmaker for many years, teaches art in a private school, and is our resident "over-achiever." He's funny, too. One year, he made this gorgeous fabric flower arrangement for me as a birthday gift. Don't you just love it! (The design area is approximately 5" x 7"). He used the fusing method and inked on the details. I'm especially fond of this particular piece of artwork he has made, but to be honest...it's just one example of what he does. (Jim, thanks again, for this really neat gift!!! But, don't let this praise go to your head, Big Guy!!!)
So, there are two monthly meetings I attend, and these two items are examples of what I see being made or shown at Show and Tell. Can you tell why I am inspired by these people? Just love it...hope you enjoyed seeing them....take care. Pat