Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"Telemadera Fusion" Alma De La Melena Cox by Lenall Siebenaler

Today was the first day of Art & Soul 2009. One down two to go! I must say that LIFE IS GOOD!

I had the best time in this class today! The teacher, Alma was lovely and a very good teacher. She paid attention to her students the entire time. She was helpful, respectful, generous and very patient. I did 2 pieces. The Sun piece is not quite done. To finish I will have to put 7 coats of varnish on them and they will come to look very like tiles.

I was first exposed to her art earlier this year when I had seen a segment on her on Oregon Art Beat. It totally captivated me and made me want to meet her and take a class with her. Was I excited when I saw that Glenny had her coming to Art & Soul. It has been well worth the wait. I've learned the basic process and now it's time to make it my own. I have some ideas so stay tuned! BTW, ALma has a new book coming out in November on Telemadera. Worth a look!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Crochet Love

I can't seem to resist making these little amigurumi friends. They will be looking for new homes at the holiday show.

Some lovely yarns have been made into scarves, as well.

New Large Felted Pins by Lenall Siebenaler

I have actually been working. It must be getting to be crunch time for the non-procrastinators!
I have been working on larger felted pins for hats or broaches the past two weeks. The size came to be due to my being asked to embellish two hats that Jennifer Campbell bought in Ireland. I liked them and now have (you guessed it) alot cut out ready to embellish!
Check them out.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sprucing up the Doors

Before the fall rains set in the Portland Art Collective takes time to do a fall cleaning on the doors that make up our art show Dec. 4th and 5th.
They are attacked with soap, water, determination....

and vigor...
The sun was warm but not to hot, just right to dry the doors before they go back in storage.

We came prepared for a day of hard work....

But with so many hands we made short work of it...

We next will see our doors at the Multnomah Arts Center for the "Open Doors" art show and sale. Keep your eyes on the blog for glimpses of wonderful pieces of art you will be seeing in the show.

After the work was done we took some time to enjoy our surroundings

"The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep." ~Paul Strand

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Beaded Necklaces Crocheted with Wire

My latest project involves crocheting beads with wire to make necklaces that look vintage. You'll be able to purchase them at our Portland Art Collective 'Open Doors' Show in December. Click Here to see other examples on my blog.
It's fun to combine textures and colors.