Thursday, October 27, 2011

Glittering Shards Mosaics

Glittering Shards is a wonderful mosaic site! It has great resources and do check out their gallery.
Their childrren mosaic ideas are terrific, too.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Microtome Fabric Cover

I created a Fabric Cover for a histology instument, the Microtome, using a plastic cover to make its pattern.

This was the cover ready to be hemmed. The fabric does look much better than the plastic.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Art Prize 2011

Another awesome Art Prize...there was amazing art on a grand scale all over Grand Rapids...on many corners, restaurants, shops, museums and parking lots.

Here is one of my favorites at the Devos Center..It was cut paper ..  9.5 ft x 150 ft!  Richard Shipps created this piece with an Xacto knife.

 The piece below was made completely with lottery tickets and it even had a working clock.

 Loved the colors on this landscape mosaic...
 A bench made from old records....
 Rusty the giant dog made of recycled materials...
 A stawberry from Juice boxes.
 Some amazing felted wool textures.

 Check out this bicycle rack!

This was called Eye Don't Know made from 60000 beads in tubes!

Look forward to next year's Art Prize...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Clearly, A Date to Remember!

This was made for the online Quiltart challenge on using unconventional materials for a quilt.
The quilt “top” is the glass layer.
The embossed, pieced and quilted wall paper is the “batting”.
The “backing” is a cardboard layer of a shadow box.
Additional materials include:
Hardware cloth (squares)
Gutterguard (heart shapes and diamonds)
Lockwashers (on top of the letter H and in the borders)
Vinyl (text)
Wire (coiled into spirals)
Meena Schaldenbrand
Plymouth, MI
21”x 21”

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall and Concert

What a beautiful setting and sound for a fun evening at the DSO concert. Kate Baldwin has a beautiful voice and performed Rogers and Hammerstein music and Johnathan Turic conducted the great music.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mapping my Adventurours Quilters friends

I took our Adventurours Quilters  membership list in to create my entry in the shape of a US map...

What fun it was to create this map for our AQ map challenge!


CAROL FURTADO shared some wonderful fiberart with us at Needlework and Textile Guild of Michigan. She makes beautiful needlefelted hats and scarves and jackets.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Detroit Institute of Arts

We had a fun day checking out the was so interesting!

Papercrafting fun at the Library

The library supplied all the materials and gave us instructions.
We also stamped and embossed and made all kinds of cards.
And, we also received tickets to the Detroit Insititute of Arts!

Aprons in an afternoon

Detroit Fun

We played tourists in Detroit..some of the great places we checked out..
..the Ambassador bridge from the top of the Ren cen
View of Belle Isle from the 72nd floor of the RenCen:
Views of downtown, Hart Plaza and Cobo Hall from the top:

Some great floral textures and glass art from the Ren Cen: