"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Sunday, August 17, 2008

JACKPOT!

Look what Tracy sent me!!! I'm so excited! It is amazing the variety of bottlecaps "out there". I know what I've seen hasn't even scratched the surface.

If you haven't visited Tracy's blog, you should! She does amazing work, and she is approaching her 100th post ... rumor has it there might be a giveaway coming up.

It's not like I haven't been doing anything. I'm taking Shibori II through Quilt University right now and here are two of the pieces I've dyed recently.


I also made this little wall hanging - it isn't finished yet - hopefully it will be finished someday! It is almost entirely cut without measuring (except the borders). I was planning to use the darker black and white exclusively, but I only had enough to border 3 blocks, so I picked up the lighter one and I think the combo of the two really gives it energy.
And here's a photo of the pup, since I haven't posted one in a while. She's 9 months old now, about 50 lbs, and I think about full grown. She's still sweet as can be!
The exchange student that we are hosting for the school year arrived at 11:00 last night. He lived with us for 6 months, three years ago, and it is great to see him again. It's going to be a wild year!

5 comments:

Sequana said...

Well, I'm in a QU class now too. I haven't seen you in the cafeteria! *L*

My class is Playing with Paint (on fabric) and is great, as usual.

I used some bottlecaps on one piece to make the sunprint design.

morningDove said...

the caps are great, and your class seems to be progressing wonderfully. pups is so cute, she is definitely a keeper. how's the hand?

Karen said...

Really like your dyed pieces with the mini quilt being my favorite. The pup looks adorable.

Lori said...

Do you believe I found some bottlecap necklaces at the store! it was of course Cinderella, I think at Walmart, but I like yours better anyways!! much more Professional!
LOL
Hugs
Lori

Cyber Fyber said...

Hi!
Today I'm creating the labels for the ATCs in the upcoming CYBER FYBER exhibition. This brought me by your wonderful blog of course. I'm quite jealous of all those fabulous bottle caps...WOW! Love the new dying, the "little" pup, and everything else.
Susan
PS Thanks again for trading with me at CYBER FYBER.