Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Thanks Donna, I found these things with the link on your blog.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Non-conformist, Visionary, and Independent
6 Abstract, 4 Islamic, -9 Ukiyo-e, 5 Cubist, -1 Impressionist and -18 Renaissance!
Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which exists independently of what may appear to others as visual realities. Western had been underpinned by the logic of perspective and an attempt to reproduce an illusion of visible reality. It allowed the progressive thinking artists to show a different side to the world around them. By the end of the 19th century many artists felt a need to create a 'new kind of art' which would encompass the fundamental changes taking place in technology, science and philosophy. Abstract artists created art that was diverse and reflected the social and intellectual turmoil in all areas of Western culture.
People that chose abstract art as their preferred artform tend to be visionsaries. They see things in the world around them and in people that others may miss because they look beyond what is visual only with the eye. They rely on their inner thoughts and feelings in dealing with the world around them instead of on what they are told they should think and feel. They feel freed from the tendancy to be bound by traditional thought and experiences. They look more toward their own ideas and experiences than what they are told by their religious upbringing or from scientific evidence. They tend to like to prove theories themselves instead of relying on the insight or ideas of others. They are not bound by common and mundane, but like to travel and have new experiences. They value intelligence, but they also enjoy a challenge. They can be rather argumentative when they are being forced or feel as if they are being forced to conform.
This was my results. Hmmmm ok, I think this is somewhat like me.
I don`t know if my link will work or not so try it and if not go to
//sittingprettystudio.blogspot.com/2008/10/watercolor-portrait-giveaway.html#comment-form just copy and paste if the link does not work. Please mention you found out about the giveaway from me so I get lots of entries.
On one other note, I have been gathering up healing hearts and different items for a friend of ours from the HGTV quilting message board. This lady was in a lot of our swaps and was the first one to send me a Demise of Sunbonnet Sue block. She made the Death by Stash block that is posted here.
Her husband was killed by a drunk driver and she is hurting very badly. We all at the message board wanted her to know, WE care!! So if you happen to read this and want to send a card, just leave me a note with your email or email me and I will give you my real address.
Till next time
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Well. I finally took a whole weekend off! I had taken this weekend off to go to the Bedford Fall Festival, which of course was last weekend. I should have known not to start a project this weekend after that screw-up, but decided on Saturday to make a pumpkin table runner for my small kitchen table. I could only find a pattern that was for a placemat, but decided I could just enlarge, add some of my own ideas and it would work out fine.
First thing I realized was I do not have that many fall colors, and almost no orange, but not to be defeated, I found enough to think it would be ok. Next thing on the pattern was use fusible webbing, well the only kind of that I had was heavy duty Heat and Bond, so went right ahead and did that.
Now I don`t know that much about machine appliqueing, but started out fine, and then my needle kept gumming up and the thread breaking! So after about 3 needles, rubbing alcohol, rethreading alot!!! I finally got that done. Now I am finally at the end zone, (son is watching football right now)
I want to sew it together pillowcase style and put a binding just at the one end. Lay it all out, sew it all, looked great, no puckers, flip it right side out, BATTING is on the outside. I want to throw the whole thing in the garbage and go take a nap!! Unsew the whole thing, sew it the right way, after reading the directions, of course. And WALAAA, here it is just needing quilted. NOW, I am going to go take a nap!! lo
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
But the big news is that a bunch of us are doing a RR crazy quilt block. The idea was that everyone makes a block or whatever they want within a certain size. We are in groups of 7-8, and it will be mailed around for everyone to embellish. I am doing a purse with my pieces. I just need to add a few things and then get it delivered tomorrow.
What else is going on in my life? Way to much, lol
I have entered into about 40 giveaways from various sites for a Fall into Fall giveaway and am so hoping to win one. It would not matter which one, since all the prizes were so great, I would love any one of them. Today is the day for the drawing!!