Sunday, October 31, 2010

Creatures of the NIght (unsewn)

The next step in the process is done. Usually I would stop here, put on the back layer and get them ready to hang. The end. But not this time. These pieces have a greater purpose. Stay tuned to find out what.... If you dare. Mmwwhahahahahah. ( That is my mad scientist chuckle. Happy Halloween!)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Sketches for "Creatures of the Night"

The "Creatures of the Night" for a gallery in WV, Taylor Books/Annex Gallery. Here are the sketches from my sketchbook. Now I have to get them ready to sew, frame, and possibly illuminate. (If I can figure out what I am doing and get the more technical side of my brain to work.)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fiber Options Post Card

I just recieved some postcards for the Fiber Options Show.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fiber Options 2010

I just mailed a piece to an fibers exhibition at the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, MD. "Happy Thought Vacuum" has been around my studio for a while and I am excited to show it. I did a makeover on it before it left, adding a wooden frame and a permanent light source.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Making Geese for "Wild Goose Chase"

Making Plush Geese was an interesting process. I didn't have a pattern so I had to figure out the piecing for myself. I ended up making fifteen for my installation. I loved stuffing them. With no pattern they all ended up with their own unique character. These are the cut fabric pieces readed to be sewn. (I need a new iron!!!)All these feet.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Catching the Big One

I am going to have a nephew!!!!"Catching the Big One"

My baby brother, Scott, and wife, Beverly are due to give birth later on this month. We are all so excited to welcome Michael Leon Carlisle into the family. I made this picture for the nursery. They settled on a cute turtle theme for the decor. I figure Scott will pass on his love for fishing to his son so why not get a head start on how to catch a big one. Beverly and Scott

Sketch of the piece.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Night Owls

This is a piece I made for a dear old friend and a new one in celebration of their union. Seems like I have had a lot of occasions to make for, but It's a really nice break from school to make things specifically for someone.