Monday, July 27, 2009

Fiber Art, Fiber Friends and Another Blog To Check (Psst! Giveaway!)

Well, first things first; the long hanging is finally done, and not what I had planned but I like it a lot and will definitely hang it somewhere in the house! YAY! Now that means the table is really clear for the unfinished project (banners) and
I don't know about the rest of you, but trying to get the momentum back and restart a project is exceptionally difficult for me. My attention span must be as long as.......oh..........one of these little punctuation marks? It is always hard to restart.
At any rate, before I blither too much, I want to thank Leslie for the lovely blog post she put up about the piece of art I sent her---it's always nice to hear someone appreciates your effort and it's even more fun when BOTH of us were somewhat clueless to why the other was asking for things..... :-)
It turned out to be lots of FUN!
And before I forget, hop on over to Yoborobo because there's a cool give away and you can check out the interesting art, especially, if---like myself---you love "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and anything Halloweeny! I would insert another photo here of the giveaways, but I am having a hard enough time with three pics
all on the left side without tearing my *naturally blond* hair out by the dark roots......so you have to go to the site....okay????
Now back to my hanging; finally this afternoon I got all the doo-dads on the bottom and am HAPPY. It meets my requirements for gaudy, dangley and close to glow in the dark. It also has a lovely
Oriental feel to it that sort of just happened and those are the types of happy accidents a girl can really enjoy!
And it's long too, about a yard and six inches all together with the dangley bits. The close ups show the use of the Angelina I fused, cut to back the leaves And Linda's marbled flowers were absolutely perfect.
Plus, the best part, this uses only about 2/3's of a fat quarter. Yes, one little fat quarter can go a long way if it's the right print and you don't get scissor-happy. (or if you're lazy like me and find a few seams are better than a whole lot!)
I had some cool glass leaves that were meant for jewelry, but I have had them stashed away for a long time, waiting for the right project. I think the bottom close up shows them pretty well.
Besides this, I got all the old plastic drawers emptied, and have them cleaned and ready for their new home, when I can get a schedule set up, or when I get the seats pulled out of the back of the Cruiser, because there is NO WAY they will all fit, even with the seats folded down. It's going to be interesting to say the least.......
Now off with ye all! Go have a wonderful Monday, get
signed up for another giveaway and have a great creative start to the week!
Pax.

12 comments:

yoborobo said...

Hi Anne! The new piece is simply luminescent. Those colors!! I'm thinking this piece will give a warm glow to any room. Sigh. :) Thank you for mentioning my blog! xox Pam

Linda Moran said...

This piece is stunning!!! I love how you have so many things into it. Can I post a pic on my blog??

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Pam,

No problem mentioning your blog! I think the give away is cool and if it gets more people over there...then it's all good!
Thanks for the comments on the hanging; I have a RED (as in velvet red) front entry hall, and I'm pretty sure that's where it's going!!! :)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Linda, you're more than welcome to the images. If you cannot get them in large format (as I had a DEVIL of a time trying to get them all on the side) just pop me an e-mail and I can send the JPGs to you.
I do think it's a good way to highlight what the flowers do and I will be taking it to my local quilt guild this coming Tuesday to show it off!!!!

audrey said...

This hanging is beautiful, Anne. I love all the things you incorporated into it. I am a "tree" and "leaves" lover, so in my eyes, this piece is a definite winner!!!

gypsylulu said...

Oh my, Anne!...What a delightful
wall hanging!..i love everything about it! It does have an Asian look with maybe a touch of whimsy!
A happy piece...and ,of course i loooove the beads! I can just see it in your red hallway!...(i believe you said hallway! lol!)
Fabulous work..
gypsy

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Audrey,

I love trees and leaves too, and so it is always fun to see how loose you can get things before they lose what they're supposed to be.
I already have it hanging in the front hall..... :)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Jean,

Yes, the hallway is DEFINITELY red! LOL!!! And it still shows up--which says a lot about the amount of color on/in it!
I just love batiks.....YUM!

teri said...

Anne
What a great piece! I love it!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey, you'll get to see it in person tomorrow evening!!!!
And it looks better up close.
I hope nothing falls off when I go to show it.......

Leslie said...

I love it, it is fabulous. Who would have thunk with what you started with that something so lovely would be the result..

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I took it to Quilt Guild last evening and everyone seemed to like it.
I have it in the front entry hall---it's perfect there.
For a piece that went through the "flop" stage, it sure turned itself around and decided to play nice!!!!

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