Monday, March 21, 2011

All Good!

It's ALL GOOD, the creative cross training has been great all the way around. While I have not knitted one single solitary stitch since last Tuesday evening at Knit Group---- I have been busy and feeling the burn! Well, except for the 2 days I lost when my back went out for no apparent reason other than to cause pain and keep me reading.

The first bit is a piece of upcycled art---- inspired by Melody Ross and a photo from her home during Brave Girl Camp was made using some old canvases that have lived a good life and I was tired of. Using lessons learned and creative spark from Christy Tomlinson & her class I created them in mixed media. I must say I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

The dining room made progress. It still needs to have the chair covers, table runner and window coverings changed out. I'm having a tough time finding yellow/blue fabric that I love locally. I think I'll end up doing what I always do and internet it. The question of the day is----- now that I finally repainted my Mom's vintage pressed back oak chairs, do I paint the black "architecture" on the back wall blue as well????

I do love the table runner but am anxious to do something that better sets off the room---- we shall see what evolves.

The black "architecture" piece----- paint it? Leave it black??????

Showing off the inspiration and driving force behind the makeover, the fantastic light from IKEA.

Cute Cute Cute, this room makes me so happy!

And there you have it! Still in progress but I can see the finish line.

I've also been working on A Tisket A Tasket from Bunny Hill----- as I've loved this quilt from the first moment I saw it I knew that someday I was going to just roll up my sleeves and get it done. This morning shows 7 blocks "together" and ready for embroidery and details. Once that is done hopefully it will not be a long slog to set some sashing and put it together. I plan to machine quilt it myself.

The last block is the Fourth of July block----- and it HAD to have some red and blue that was different from my completely "Breakfast at Tiffany's" palette from Fig Tree Quilts. I'll go back and add some of the red to each block in small doses, I think it is actually just what the quilt needs to bring it to life. August is the cupcake block, sure to make me hungry!

Hope things are creative and happy on your side of the screen!


Mereknits said...

Tina, you have been so busy. Love the room, I like the balck furniture, it adds depth to the space. Love all your blocks, you can alwas knit, so stay on your creative roll.
Have a great day,

Robyn said...

I'm impressed- in general.
here I have spring fever and just want to lay in my

GardenDesigner said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!
I love the looks of your art!

I did brave girl too! ~Loved it
am currently finishing a painting class on line and am really thinking about the she art workshop next!

Love the turquoise chairs!!! (Majorly!)
Love the Ikea light!!

as far as the black scrollwork, I guess it depends on how long you have seen it like that... If you are experimenting, then I would try it white, I think it would really pop on the wall!
You could always use it to attach some thing like art flowers, or crocheted flowers, easy to take off or put on!
The banners you made are FAB!!!
I just joined you as a follower, so hopefully we can stay in touch!
p.s. my hubby gave me my nicname! because I am addicted to shiny things!

Anonymous said...

I have always heard that every room needs a touch of black.
I love the way the room looks and wish it was mine.

scrapwordsmom said...

Just a fellow Brave Girl stopping by to say HI. What a wonderful piece of art you created!!! Love the colors and that room is heavenly. My two fave colors right there!!:)

Are you from St. Louis {i see your meez with that Arch} I am from KC area!!

Jessica said...

Wow your room looks amazing. I wish I had more style.