Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February Photo a Day Challenge

1. your view today

2. words

3. hands

4. stranger

5. 10 am

6. dinner

7. button

8. sun

9. front door

10. self portrait

11. makes you happy

12. inside your closet

13. blue

14. heart

15. phone

16. something new

17. time

18. drink

19. something you hate to do

20. handwriting

21. a fave photo of you

22. where you work

23. your shoes

24. inside your bathroom cabinet (don't have one!)

26. green

26. night

27. something you ate

28. money

29. something you're listening to

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Prayer Flags: No. 5

I love Prayer Flags and after several years of false starts, I finally finished a set of my own design. Several years ago I took a class on making them from Bridget Benton in Portland. I never finished my set of flags and they ended up in a box carefully labelled PRAYER FLAGS. I recently took another class, this time from Jami, who used a bit different process. So I took the two and morphed them into my own using rough, uneven pieces of fabric adding hand stitching, buttons, and found objects. I considered stamping words onto the fabric, but for this first round I decided to keep it simple.

I took my flags home one evening to do some of the hand stitching while watching some shows that didn't take much concentration or attention.

Back to the studio to scavenge for final touches and embellishments.

Done. Done. Done.


That was fun. I'm ready to start making another one, maybe using bright colorful scraps of fabric.