Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Yes


Geode 1 Mixed Media Fiber, Gems, Silver 20" X 7"


I'm here. Still arguing with my computer about settings, malware, cat hair, etcetera. If not a total win, I'll persevere so that I can at least use it efficiently.

I have pictures to share which I will as soon as I find the software for Corel to reload or learn to use Photoshop Elements, whichever occurs first. I've taken pictures of the first Good Earth Works piece I've started. Hard to photograph because of all the sparkle. Here are two unedited views I took about a week ago. The ground is 20" X 7". I'm almost finished covering the entire canvas now but am a bit stuck.

I have one area that I don't know whether to cover with brocade and stones or leave blank. It's the bottom left on the whole view canvas above. This is where I suppose an art course or two would have helped with design principles. So I'm sitting on it for a bit to work on something totally different.

Almost finished a summer beret for artist Sheree Rensel and wanted you all to see that before I give it to her. Just working on a chapeau pin for decoration and then I'm done. Very pleased with it. Sherree chose the yarn in the bottom right corner - a multi stranded, very light weight and airy blend in 'amethyst' called Moda Dea Gleam.
It has a bit of sparkle to it, weighs next to nothing and I used a size "N" aluminum hook for a lacy and open fabric. I think she'll be pleased with it. I'm told Sheree has a reputation for eclectic and artsy dressing. If so, this will be an anchor piece for her wardrobe. I'm calling it "Summer Beret With Wild Hair".

I'm all for kissing the toes of Josie and Arpatx Latorre for their wonderful gift! The Ott-Lite magnifying glass has been used daily and extensively as I've sewn on beads, set gemstones and unraveled fuzzy yarns! Thank you both once again!!

I'll make a stab of putting up some photos without the tweaking.

8 comments:

Sheree Rensel said...

Hi Dina.
It is Sheree. (not sherree)
Only one "R".
Tee HEE HEE
:-)

queenlint1 said...

Ha! Caught me! I corrected the spelling in the post AND in your listing in your links section.
The beret is absolutely awesome! Will get a few pictures of it to post when I'm totally finished.

D

redchair said...

Hi Dina,
I really like your blog and the work I'm seeing. It just blew me away. It's so much fun!

And speaking of misspellings, I called Martha Marshall -Martha Mitchell last week. I don't think she'll ever forgive me.
Vikki

queenlint1 said...

Vikki,
I'm a not-so-secret admirer of yours! I can't believe how prolific you've been with your life and all you've had experience with.
I love your work and your voice. I feel a kindred spirit and feel we have the same type of creative bone.
I know you're birthday is July 16th. Mine is the 15th!!
Let's finish up this Saturn solar return and get on to new projects and art!
Blessings,
Dina

redchair said...

How did you know my birth date, Dina? Are you a little psychic girl?

You make me smile. Thank you.
Vikki

redchair said...

How did you know my birth date, Dina? Are you a little psychic girl?

You make me smile. Thank you.
Vikki

queenlint1 said...

Vikki. Little Flower.

Yes. I am psychic and have made a living at it. I still have a big clientele all over the states and Puerto Rico I've read for years. But, I'm thinking that I may have read your birthdate somewhere and maybe it just stuck with me.

Lots of similarities in life views and I felt 'kindred'. Also, your beautiful story about your painting 'Mijo' is exactly the same thing I would have/and have done when I see other mothers not so attentive and aware of dangers.

Cancers are the universal Mother Indias of the world. And I'll wager a bet you have some Gemini aspected in your chart as well that gave you the amazing gift of communication you have.
Blessings,
Dina

Martha Marshall said...

Hey you - bring that geode piece over here. We'll make a light box and shoot it again with the tripod.

People, you are not seeing how incredible this piece is in real life, and sadly that's not possible with a picture!