Irish Rose Art - Art, Music, Photos and Musings on Nature, Beauty, Things I See and Enjoy
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Friday, July 23, 2010
Sunflower Series I
This is my first in the sunflower series - it is a watercolor and encaustic collage. I just love Sunflowers!! They are so bright and cheerful all the time ;-)! The encaustic gives the work a sheen which I also love.
My mother helped me make my first sewing project when I was 7. I have loved sewing ever since.
Art has been in my life since I was 8 years old. A boy in my 3rd grade class was doodling and I watched. After a few minutes, I thought - I can do THAT! And I've been doing it ever since!
Quilting was introduced to me when I was 9. My 4th grade teacher had our class make a quilt project. We each made a 9-patch quilt block, then we helped Miss. Roberson sew it together. We tied it with yarn and gave it to someone in need.
I have since learned to crochet and knit. I added tatting a couple of years ago. I don't think there is anything you can do with thread that I don't enjoy.
This baby blanket and bunny are one of my favorite projects - I love inventing fun toys like Blue Bunny in his necktie (stitched on to be baby safe).