Monday, December 21, 2009
Been having way too much fun felting lately. Here is a Headwarmer/Earwarmer/Headwrap for those cold days and nights. Keep those ears warm. I have 3 of these... reasonably priced and custom sized. MMMMMMMMM, luscious soft.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
She's a beauty.
Hand felted from a hand dyed wool, Sprite is a sensuous combination of deep blues, violets and deep greens. Perfect for an evening on the town. A simple envelope clutch bag, with 2" gusset. She measures approx. 10" x 6". She is decorated with matching felted spikes and closes with a handmade fused glass button of complimenting colours.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 04, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
(da sid i fe me ra ta) Fleeting observations of common events that one suspects may hold greater significance.
Some of my husbands work (WB Eckert) is now hung at the Amsterdam Coffeehouse until January 1, 2010. These pics are from the 'hanging', which took place last evening. Better pics will be forthcoming. These pieces are for sale, if interested please contact me.
PICS OF PAINTINGS ON WALL <----- CLICK
Monday, November 02, 2009
A lovely customer ordered this beauty and I'd be glad to make one for you too :) She comes in a winter white or a grey (like the picture) or a chestnut brown. Your choice. Come visit for the details.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Sadly I live where triple digits scorch three months out of the year… usually more. The triple digits infiltrate everything. They suck the air away from me, they dry me out, fry me and rile me. I feel tired and uncomfortable, useless and slow. But then I wonder….
I wonder if the simmering that occurs may not be my ‘baking time’ for creativity. Months of slow boil, softening and melting. Where the juices of my ideas are blended and heated and the special aromas of my yearnings are thrown into the mix.
Ideas having congealed, lend themselves to my mind and fingers. Where the wind caresses my neck and makes my hair fly out behind me, this is where these delicacies are born. Wishful thinking coming to fruition with that first taste of cold. A summer’s fast becomes a Wynter’s delight and I am hungry now for the next creation.
This year is no different. The “Wynter Whispers” Collection is being served. Each piece holding its own. A palette of nouveau couture, paired with an eye towards fantasy and only the best aperitifs.
Until my hunger is sated, more will be added.
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A taste of Wynter: Please see the Collection for the current pieces - More will be added for the Holiday Season
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Travel on Ruby...............
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I have been given the opportunity to add my touches to one of the Traveling DreamCoats!! This is a project put on by the Bohemian Esprit Market. For the full story on the DreamCoats and their individual journeys, click here
RubyFruit is DreamCoat #4... the last of them.
- Ruby (as I fondly call her) started here with Diana of DyeDianaDye of Georgia. She has lovingly hand-dyed all the coats for this adventure. RubyFruit looked like this as she went to her first destination
- Her first meeting was with Laura Timmins in Wisconsin. Laura's tale of RubyFruit can be seen here: . Laura's additions of the front collar placket are stunning and the added goodies sewn in are like little treasures to find. This is what Ruby looked like when she left Laura.
- Ruby then traveled back to Georgia to meet Sarah of thebeadedlily . Sarah's adventure with Ruby can be read here: Here are the beautiful additions added to Ruby by Sarah.
- Onward to California to meet with PattyMara of PattyMara's Sacred Heart Cafe . PattyMara's adventure with Ruby can be read here: Her sumputious velvet pockets and deep blue 'heart on your sleeve' added to Ruby's story
- Then I met Ruby and PattyMara! This is PattyMara with Ruby:
and then Ruby got passed to me
Ruby is now 'in process'. She sat like this for about 4 days....
I knew what I wanted to do with her from the moment I saw my first picture of her.... but now it was down to the wire.. I have to choose. I have to choose...... She was draped with all kinds of hand-dyed yarns and ribbons. I had to find what I wanted to work with... and I did.....
Thursday, August 27, 2009
She's the latest addition to the Cloche Series... More pictures of her can be seen here: http://DreamWoven.1000Markets.com
and this lovely is on her way to a new home:
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Bring your ideas regarding preparedness for the upcoming holiday season.After all the recession is over(according to Newsweek!)
or Just stop by and shoot the breeze...All are welcome
The Wearable Art Market Forums
Saturday, July 25, 2009
This is "Cuprum", (which is Latin for copper). These cloche style hats arecharming, don't make me sweat in this hot weather and are just plan fun to play with.
More pictures can be seen here
The paintings in the background of the pics are ©WB Eckert 2009 whose work can be found here and here
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Acrylic on Canvas
Today is my birthday. Another year has come and gone and I am still here. I am here, healthy and still creative. I am here, happy and still content.
My husband painted a painting for me. He surprised me and made me incredibly happy. This is my very own...just for me........all mine. I love my husband.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Welcome! Please join us here for our next Sunday night chat.
Want to know what favorite art materials these artists can't live without?
Interested in seeing a show and tell of their most recent artworks?
Please join us HERE
in the WAM forum for our monthly Sunday Night At The Market chat to discover answers to the above and more....
Our Sunday night get togethers are informal, fun, informative and open to all. We love passing around the chocolate, tea and cookies and sharing info about our passion for wearable art. Bring your questions...we'll do our best to answer them. Bring images of pieces from your treasure troves to share with us.
Gale of Fatal Attraction will be our hostess!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Friday, May 22, 2009
About 8 or 9 years (or more) ago, I worked for an interior design store. When I left, I left with an obscene amount of fabric samples and fabric books etc. I did finally get rid of some of the fabric books, but the larger sample pieces I kept. I have a goodly size batch of some Martha Stewart Home collection cottons. Nice weight, vintage patterns, beautiful weave and soil/oil repellent as well! I keep things forever, or at least it feels that way, but I know that if I keep something long enough because I like/love it or because there is value in it, I eventually will wind up using it. This is the case with these fabrics.
I had forgotten what a pain in the butt lining things was, but I had a bolt of some fine muslin also laying around (I told you, I keep everything!) and it worked perfectly for the lining.
More pictures can be seen at my 1000 Markets shop.. do drop in and say hello.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
The Founder's Fund, a San Francisco venture firm created by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and others, is bankrolling a tiny Seattle Internet startup called 1000 Markets that is trying to transform the way artisan goods are bought and sold online.
There's already some hefty competition in that arena, including Etsy and eBay. But 1000 Markets co-founder and CEO Matthew Trifiro believes there is room to operate against the bigger rivals by creating a more effective way for small merchants to sell jewelry, fabrics, soaps, specialty foods and other goods online.
1000 Markets quietly launched last month and now has about 75 specialized marketplaces where artisans are selling everything from steampunk jewelry to to handmade hats to crafts associated with The Day of The Dead."