Friday, September 30, 2022

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book 22


The background papers with the black and white and red, black, and white are ones that I made on my computer and imported into PhotoShop.  I manipulated them and they end up as very abstract organic shapes.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book 21


Do you recognize this baseball player?  I will tell you tomorrow if you do not.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book 20

 Two-fer Wednesday….totally forgot to publish yesterday…..

This one is all about the patterns.  Just works for me.

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book 19


I love the pattern made by the lines in this spread which are broken up vertical with other patterned paper.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book 18


This was not intended but the face on the right actually comes from the next spread.  He appeared on this spread when the book was flattened in the scanner.  I like that he made an appearance.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book 17


There is something about flowering trees and in this case I like how they are mirrored with the paper behind the photograph.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book 16

 Two-for Saturday….

Sorry for not posting yesterday.  I had surgery on Thursday and I have been sleeping a lot.  I love the expression that the bird seems to be giving.

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book 15


I like the simplicity of this piece.   I also like the sheerness and transparency of the right hand side of the spread where the fabric is.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book 12


I think the robin is looking at the humans thinking how strange we must be.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book 11


It has been a busy day.  I have been watching the Queen’s funeral most all day.  I am so pleased that all has gone well.  My hat is off to all the organizers who made day a special honor for the Queen.  RIP Queen Elizabeth II.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book 10


It appears that no. 9 in the series is missing.  I will have to check when the book is returned to me.  Right now it is in Tieton, WA at the 10 x 10 x 10 Show.  I might be able to figure out if it is missing or it is a clerical mistake by looking at all the scans of this book which are on my other computer.  No matter because there are plenty more in this series to look at.

I frequently look through magazines for interesting patterns.  I really like how the one next to the photo looks with the hand painted papers to the right of it.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book 08


I am in love with the softness of this shade of blue.  The letters are ghost like.  Works for me.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book 07


The marbled paper is homemade.  It is such a fun process.  I photocopied a box of Costco Kleenex for the paper with circles.  The handwriting comes from a vintage cancelled check.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book 06

 Two-fer Thursday.  I just forgot to post yesterday.

Old vintage photos that I use are not my memories but the memories of others’ lives.  I like the old photos and wonder what the people were like.

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book - 05


I don’t think I have used vertical lines line this very much.  I think that the cut photo must have suggested it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book - 04


Painting with papers is challenging.  There is a lot of auditioning that goes on

Monday, September 12, 2022

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book - 03


I never know what I am going to write until after I finish all collages in these little books.  I look at each spread and something usually pops into my mind.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book - 02


I picked up a box of shear fabric samples a few years back. A zero waste group hosts a day in an activity center in Seattle for people to come and pick up what has been collected throughout the previous year.  One can score some great finds.  I stitched on a piece of the shear fabric which I added next to the photo of the two women.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book - 01


The Blue Caterpillar Stitched Book accompanies the Red Caterpillar Stitched Book which is now on exhibit at the !0 x 10 x 10 Tieton Show in Tieton, Washington until October 6, 2022.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Tiny Tome 09

 This is the last video of the tiny tomes....no. 9.  I was asked about the binding of each of the tomes.  The pages are nested and then sewn together with a pamphlet stitch. Some of the tomes binding can be seen on the spine.  Other spines were covered with cloth.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Tiny Tome 08


There is loads of stitching in each of the tiny tomes.  Something about stitching....it is a calming activity for me.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Tiny Tome 07

 I started out with six tiny tomes but had so much fun making them that I added more and had to make a larger box to house them in.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Tiny Tome 06


Many of the tiny tomes have pockets which contain little treasures that I have collected.

Monday, September 5, 2022

Tiny Tome 5


Lots of stitching was done in each of the tiny tomes.  Embellishments abound.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Tiny Tomes 4

 The covers for each of the tiny tomes is made from muslin that is painted with a variety of techniques.  The nine tomes are housed in a box stacked one on top of each other.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Tiny Tome 3


Two of the tomes went on a journey to California, Nevada, and New Mexico in a round robin.  Three others worked in these two tomes, Beatriz Helton, Brian Kasstle, and Terry Garrett. Thanks for your addition to the tomes guys.

Friday, September 2, 2022

Tiny Tome 2

 The workshop on Tiny Tomes is still available.  https://www.beatrizhelton.com/tiny-tomes-big-inspiration

Is the link if you want more information on the workshop.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Tiny Tomes 1

Tiny Tomes

I took an online workshop with Beatriz Helton last spring.  We made tiny tomes.  It was a blast of a workshop.  I ended up making nine tomes.  The image is of all of them and the video is Tome 1.

Tome 1