Around Here September 2023

Unfortunately, not much art going on the last several weeks. I did pick up this skirt at a consignment shop. I’ve cut the lining out and now I have this beautiful fabric to work with. Not sure what I’m going to do with it, but it’s so pretty!

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Printing fabric with garden leaves

I was cleaning up (well, attempting to clean up)  my computer desktop and I found this file called garden leaves. I opened it up and it was all of the pictures for a post about using garden leaves to print on fabric instead of my regular tree or shrub leaves. I usually make this type…

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Printing with daisies

After irises, my favorite of flowers are my daisies, specifically Becky Shasta daisies. They are so easy to grow. Since I’ve been on a printing spree, I thought it was time to see how they would print. To watch my video tutorial, scroll down.

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2023 Iris Parade

Another great Iris Parade here at Happy Acres. What joy they bring me. This year 41 different irises joined the festivities. Here is a video I made of my tour a week or so ago, although they had not all bloomed yet. If you are reading this via email, you need to come to the…

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Osnabrück Textile Square Call

Awhile back I told you about this collaborative art exhibit that will be shown in Osnabrück, Germany later this summer. Artists from the sister cities have been asked to submit a 20 x 20 cm (approximately 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 inch) square. Since my hometown is one of the 11 sister cities, and I…

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Happy April 2023!

Well, it looks like spring has sprung. I love this time of the year. I’m so looking forward to getting out, and getting my hands dirty! If you receive my blog post via email and you have wondered where I’ve been, I just found out the last two have not been sent out due to…

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Osnabrück Textile Square Challenge

The Thirty Years War ended 375 years ago this summer with the Westphalian Peace treaty. To celebrate, sister cities of Osnabrück, Germany will assemble a collaborative textile exhibit.

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Taking in Beyond Van Gogh

There has been a lot of buzz about Beyond Van Gogh exhibit which has been touring all over the country. So Dave and I decided to drive over the Louisville, Kentucky and check it out last week.

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