Review of 2014

Introducing Hazel Rinoa

I can’t believe it is already the end of 2014! This has been a busy, eventful year for our family. Being “Mimi” means a lot of quilt making gets put on hold temporarily so I can focus completely on little Hazel, but I expect in the coming year things should start balancing out more. Here are a few of the bright spots for 2014. Click the caption for the full … Continue reading

Push-up Series so far

I wanted to look at all of the Push-up series at once, so I thought I would do a short blog on them. For those who are new to my blog, my idea of a “push-up” is taking the opportunity to explore an idea without expecting to create a masterpiece. It is a relaxed approach. It’s low risk. I don’t worry about failure. I just try to enjoy the process. … Continue reading

Push-up #8: A.D.D. Complete!

It’s about time! I finally finished Push-up #8! With all of the activities and distractions in my life this year, it took me nearly four months. It seemed appropriate to subtitle the piece, “A.D.D.” In any case, I woke up this morning and I was determined to finish it today. I managed to set aside my fear for a good number of hours and tried to just enjoy the process. … Continue reading

Progress on Push-up #8

I am making progress on Push-up #8. Here are all the bits and pieces I’ve made so far, but everything is still subject to change. I seem to be struggling a lot with this one, and I’m not sure why. Looking at all of it on the design wall at once, I realize that I have lots of negative space, but nothing much of substance. That big solid block of … Continue reading

Hmmm…seem to be at a standstill

Things aren’t falling together for me right now. Time for me to get down to some serious work. This is where my design wall is right now. I’d like to be finished with this one in the next day or two, so I better step away from the computer and get back in my studio! … Continue reading

Color palette for Push-up #8

I’m heading back to my studio for the rest of the day, but first I thought I’d show you my color palette for Push-up #8. As you can see, I’m using the fabric on the upper right as the inspiration for my color scheme. I think that’s a good way for me to branch out into using colors I wouldn’t normally choose. Stepping outside my comfort zone is good, right? … Continue reading