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*Pink Artist Block Party Project*

I have finished my project for the Pink Artists Block Party which starts tomorrow.
If you don't already know about this great collaboration please go to Monica Magness'
blog,girlgonethreadwild to read all about it. By contributing to the Susan G. Komen Foundation you will be eligible to win the fantastic quilt created by the Block Party artists or one of the other fabulous creations that have been donated.
They have made great strides in breast cancer treatments in the past few years thanks to generous donations made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. What if we could make it possible to have a 100% cure rate from breast cancer in our lifetime?
Think about it and go to Monica's blog to view all the art that has been donated.

I started with the pink bra;attached faces from Artchix Studios, beaded and embroidered it.
The base of this art quilt is a piece of dyed canvas that my dear friend Sandy Lupton
had given me a year or so ago that has just been sitting around and waiting to be…

A Little of This and a Little of That...

Today's post is an eclectic mix of things.First, I just wanted to extend wishes for a wonderful weekend to you all and show you a little bit of my current project.
It is for the Pink Artists Project. If you would like to be involved just click here. You have until next Friday July 31 to create a piece of art to be placed in the auction to benefit breast cancer. Below is a close-up of what I'm working on.
The finished piece will be a surprise-- not only to you but me as well since I haven't decided how I'm going to incorporate this into what I'm making. I just knew that starting with a pink bra was the way to go! I'm making it up as I go and so far I like it.

I plan to attach it to a background of either fabric or painted canvas??
We'll see what it tells me to do as I get closer to finishing the bra itself.

I urge you to at least go to Monica's blog and check out this great project.
Even if you don't have time to create something maybe you'd like to pa…

Frida & Flowers For You

Although I haven't been doing art on a very regular basis, I do occasionally sit down and doodle a little in my sketchbook/journal. This is my latest 'doodling'.
Love old photos of Frida.

I painted the background with watercolors in swirls,added the writing in a circle with gel pen, then attached the copy of her image. Using sharpies, gel pens and pastel pencils I added some more color to her image. I also added a flower in her hand with oil pastels. I added the paper from a pair of chopsticks to the bottom and then doodled around the edges with gel pens and sharpies.

This is a close-up of Frida.


Below are flowers from around my yard. I have posted flowers in a previous post from my yard which were all flowers on my deck on the back of the house. The photos below are all from my front yard.

Above is blue scaevola and red petunias in the background.


Close-up of a purple coneflower showing you the bug-eaten holes! I guess I need to
spray them with insecticide.



Above is a close-up of…

Be Still My Beating Heart...

Where have I been you ask? I haven't forgotten about you my blog friends. I took off for a few days to head north to Traverse City, MI. My daughter left last Monday for a horse show. Dear hubby and I left Wed. We stopped about halfway and spent the night in Grand Rapids, MI and it was a lovely city. Very clean with lots to do. We may have to head back there one of these days.
We couldn't stay there long, we had to rush to Traverse City when we got up on Thursday morning to get there in time to watch my daughter in the horse show. She showed on Wed. and we missed that so we definitely wanted to be there for Thursday's classes.
Wednesday she was excited to place 8th in her class among many other riders. Since she didn't ride much during her year away at college she was a bit rusty and she's only been riding the horse we are leasing for the summer since June 1st. It's also one of the BIGGEST shows she's ever been to. Riders from all around the country were there…

aDRESSing the Situation...

I just finally got a piece of artwork in the mail heading to Stampington & Co. for a wonderful cause...the Women of Juarez. The very caring and compassionate Monica Magness posted the photo below with a call to artists all over the world to create a "dress" to call attention to the situation in Juarez Mexico. There have been hundreds of women murdered since 1993. There are also hundreds still missing.
It seems the local authorities are doing very little in solving these murders or in
finding the missing women. Most of the victims have been girls in their teens and early 20's.
As soon as I read about this on her delightful blog I knew I wanted to do something.
Everyone who created a dress is shipping their's to Stampington NOW. Hopefully when
they are bombarded with all the wonderful dresses that have been created they will
do an article to call even more attention to the situation.



Below is my submission. I gave it a lot of thought over the past couple months
since I f…