Sunday, January 20, 2013

Arts to Zion Event

Great White Throne's in full swing. Be sure to visit Blue Gate Studio in Virgin, Utah where Fae Ellsworth, Leia Fox, Teresa Jordan and myself will have our art displayed. We are here to visit and send you home with art!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tidying Up

by Michelle Larsen-Bonner
I finished the Great White Throne watercolor. The piece will be for sale at the spring reception for me at DeZion Gallery in Springdale, Utah. Now I just have to paint 2-3 more of the same size, my biggest to date!

I'm close to completion of the BIG TREES handmade book which contains the images I've taken of Bristlecone, Redwood and Sequoia.

I wired one of Michelle Larsen-Bonner's gorgeous paper-mache birds to my re-purposed book/bird cage. It's called THE CAGED BIRD SPRINGS. I'm picking up another of her masterpieces to complete the project.

Stay Tuned...

Monday, January 14, 2013

Dream Tree Project

This is the first post I've made where I haven't made the item personally (yet!)

This was passed to a friend by Lanell Dike,

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Great White Throne Watercolor

It continues to make progess... I started to lose sight of my goal, so I quit for the day.

Please vote at for Rivers of Color all month. You can vote every 24-hour period.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

RePurposed Book

I bought the stand at a flea market with this idea in mind about two years ago. I'm cutting two hard back books and joining them in the center of the hanging candle holder. It looks like a bird cage, I hope. I'll add a paper-mache bird to complete the effect. Updates to come...

I also started a large watercolor today.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Purse Interior

I'm closing in on a few projects... I bought this cute little woven basket bag with no lining. In order to be useful, it needs to keep things in it! I designed a little two-sided insert that I sewed in. I even included a pocket. It's two-sided because the pattern shows through the weave.

I also finished the cashmere bathrobe eaten by moths. I shortened it and used velvet ribbon to line the bottom.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cabinet of Curiosities II

Workspace in the studio is at a premium, so my little pieces of inspiration have found a new home. I covered the shelves in mustard cotton velvet and changed the knobs.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Daniel Smith Art Contest

My painting, Rivers of Color, won the Daniel Smith Weekly contest! Now it's up for the monthly contest. With your help I could win a new studio. Go to the link, and vote!

You can also type in Stein or Rivers of Color in the search function to find it.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Feeble Excuses

I haven't been at my best operating level for a few days...still getting things done. The Arts to Zion event is coming up on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. Come out and support all the participating galleries and artists. I'll be at Blue Gate Studios in Virgin with watercolor paintings and photos.

I did make time to attend a little event last night, the Downtown Abbey premiere. It was a lovely evening with friends.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Improv Sewing

Wow! Wow! Wow! I'm excited about almost every single project in this book! I can't wait to get started...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Earth Mover

It doesn't look like much, but considering where it started...the ditch was covered by big machinery, but I re-dug the irrigation system, planted native grasses and pulled what bark I had over it while the dirt was warm and pliable.

I'm grateful for a healthy body to just jump on this today...and we saved the tree!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Caterpillar Invasion

Great Party Steve and Deb! Happy New Year 2013!

I finished the chartreuse Peking Glass necklace and assisted Randy with the upheaval of our front yard today.