Just Stuff

I have been pretty busy since the last time I blogged here.  January always brings with it the really well intentioned plan that I will actually get my tax information together early for a change…NOT.  Here it is February 13 and it hasn’t happened yet.  And now I’m in the throes of…wait for it…spring cleaning (yeh, I know it’s early, but…) and getting ready for two shows in a couple of weeks.  So there you have it…I do not have time to pull those tax records together.

I have been…pulling down my solo show on Jan. 29, then determining which pieces would go into a juried show (if I get in).  All that paperwork has to be turned in.  The Illinois Artisan shop always has a big quilt event during the Paducah quilt show…sometimes I get stuff in to them and sometimes I don’t. This year I filled out their paperwork and decided what will go there, along with a couple of scarves for their wearable exhibit.  There has been online work too getting photos and info onto websites of groups I belong to.  Check out missourifiberartists.com.  I recently got some of my work catalogued on that site.

Fading Glory, deconstructed screen printing, photo transfer

I did some work with rusting…I layered a few layers of cloth on both sides of a rusted piece of metal and wet it with vinegar.  It doesn’t take long to get an image.

I am going to start working on small pieces of art and these will be part of a series.

Someone has been giving us fresh potatoes and I am having a hard time keeping up with using them.  I found a recipe for Hasselback potatoes online and I thought they looked pretty yummy.

Hasselback potatoes before cooking...

They are sliced not quite all the way through, sliced garlic clove is inserted between the slices, then add some salt and butter and drizzle olive oil over the top.  Bake in the oven.  I can think of some other herbs that would be good on them too.

after cooking....yum!

Birthday party to attend this past weekend and a fund raiser on Sunday afternoon, I was privileged to be invited to set up a small table to sell items.

Tomorrow I am shampooing the carpet. ;=)


  1. The fabric is awesome, and the potatoes look sooooo delish!

  2. Those potatoes were pretty good…hehehe. Now i just need time to sit down and create on those rusted pieces, but it probably won’t happen anytime soon, I fear…sigh.

  3. Sharon Eley says

    I always admire your work! The rusted piece looks very interesting. Is there anything you put on it to keep it from rusting further? Just wondering. I am very intrigued with the process.

  4. Food looks Fab! Rust is pretty awesome as well! xoxo

  5. Ooh, Fading Glory is beautiful! Those potatoes also look awfully good! You are a busy bee.

  6. Potatoes look yummy,,, try with some caramelized onions underneath while baking. Love the “rust”

  7. Sharon, I have heard about using baking soda to stop the rusting, but I haven’t done anything yet to these.

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