Week in Review 2022 – 06/17

Come One Father’s Day weekend the South Shore Art Center , local churches and businesses come together to put on the Arts Festival. Don’t miss this event if getting here is possible. However, if you can’t come here check out other festivals where you live. I am fortunate to reside in the Cohasset, MA, location… Continue reading Week in Review 2022 – 06/17

Week in Review 2022 – 06/10

Principles of Design When creating, viewing or analyzing a piece of art my first thought isn’t what principles of design were used. However, I do return to the principles of design repeatedly, especially in cases when the work is compelling, off-putting or just plain boring. Unity I worked on two projects this week. The first… Continue reading Week in Review 2022 – 06/10

Week in Review 2022 – 05/27

Goals Accomplished At the beginning of 2022 I decided to link my posts with two other bloggers. One is the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and the other is Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday. The first allows me some R & R. Very little problem solving, if any is required for me to piece traditional blocks. I… Continue reading Week in Review 2022 – 05/27

Week in Review 2022 – 05/20

It Takes an Artist… It takes an artist to build a village from fabric. I’m having fun custom designing townhouses to buildup my imaginary Ukrainian village. Each townhouse must take scale and perspective into account. It should play nicely with its neighbors. I hope it has its own personality. The townhouse featured above comes with… Continue reading Week in Review 2022 – 05/20

Week in Review 2022 – 05/06

Solo Practice There is value to solo practice. This is why artists sequester themselves in their studios or tote their equipment outside for some plein air painting. No distractions. Just the gentle hum of the sewing machine, hiss of the iron and the swish of the rotary blade slicing through fabric. However, there is a… Continue reading Week in Review 2022 – 05/06

Week in Review 2022 – 04/22

Challenge Bring it on! I love a challenge, even if I approach the challenge with gritted to teeth. Bat Sh*t Crazy is one massive challenge. Why? Simple, the piecing is beyond elaborate. There are some technical challenges such as to how to overlap buildings of different scales. Don’t forget the challenges of contrast, movement, focus,… Continue reading Week in Review 2022 – 04/22

Week in Review 2022 – 04/15

Simple Pleasures Simply pleasures are the best. In a time rife with bad news, I find myself holding tight to things that bring me delight. Earlier this week we were offered tickets to today’s Red Sox game. This isn’t just any game, it is the opening game at their home stadium and an afternoon game… Continue reading Week in Review 2022 – 04/15