Now that the excitement of Christmas is over, and only the memories of torn paper, wonderful food, family and friends remain. I can show the scarves I have been knitting for the grand-girls.. This has been relaxing and fun.. One New Years Resolution,, 4 lessons on reading a pattern for knitting, along with techniques.. I was 16 when I last made anything from a pattern, and I am sure there are better ways to do it now.. Not to say anything about the exciting colors and softness of the yarns. No, am not changing directions in my art, but most of the mixed media artists I know take a tangent now and again. There is something meditative about knitting and feeling the yarns sliding through my fingers. The colors are mesmerizing, especially the variegated ones, as they change and make their own pattern. I love mixing the types of yarns, the lacy look of some when I use the big needles.
It is almost New Years.. trying to get my creative list together for next year while also keeping a calm approach. What will I work on first.. what dead line is next? I will show more of the process this year. Enjoy your New Years.
The YoYo gang, shopping for our challenge Jacket fabric.. We hit the sale fabric and then it was on sale again.. Just don't ask what it is made of, pet it and be hopeful! First Challenge for 2010.... Need to set a due date.. Happy New Year!
Who is???? Christmas at the Met. in Fresno, Ca. Hi, Peggy, our driver and director..... Afterward we had lunch at the Claim Jumper. Shopping for fabric at Joanne's.... and we got most of it on sale... Not telling what the Challenge is this time, but we better set a completion date, or I will have another UFO!!!! And that is one of my New Years Resolutions... get some UFO finished and clean up the studio so I can even find one!
Christmas is a time when the YoYo's go to town, Fresno, 30 miles one way, is our big "city". Matisse, Chagall, and Dr. Seuss are the exhibits that are showing this year at the Met Museum. Yes, there were lots of school children, but they were very good for a cold rainy day. The exhibits are very interesting and varied. I wonder why I worry that my drawings don't look like what I had in mind.. We need to feel free and do what we like, what makes us happy, and not worry about the details.. That is what Christmas is for, good cheer, great friends, and family. A time for sharing with one another. The YoYo's are working on their next Challenge.. Wait and see what that is going to be.. hope I have hair on my head and have not pulled it out.. this challenge is something I have never done before....Missing from the photo is Myra, and Janet, who is living in Idaho.
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,