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Friday, May 14, 2010

Lot's of fun lately!

I'm still experimenting with what I can do with copper. It really is a lot of fun. I found out I can punch out shapes using my paper punches that I have for scrapbooking. My pictures are still lousy but they give you an idea.

I'm also learning to make shapes with the wire. Now I need to design a few more quilts so I can use these shapes.

I was fortunate to be asked by a friend to join her in the Twin Cities Shop Hop. I've never gone to this before because the shops are so far apart and honestly, I get lost easily. We took two days and went to five shops each day. I had only been to one of the ten shops before so this was a gold mine for me. Now I know how to find (sort of) nine more quilt shops! Each shop has door prizes and there were other prizes given to a lucky few. I can't believe how lucky I was. I won several small prizes and one terrific book. The book is called Fabric Embellishing The basics & beyond by Ruth Chandler, Liz Kettle, Heather Thomas and Lauren Vlcek. I won it at Bear Patch Quilting Co. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to add different techniques to their work. They cover over 50 techniques. I've made a link to Amazon so you can check it out more closely.

I also finally went to see the Foot in the Door exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. It is more than a little overwhelming but luckily they have a computer so I could look up my friends to find where there art work was in the exhibit. You can look for mine at this link, click the search button and type 208-04 and it will show you just mine. Or you can press the random button and see lot's of different works. There were some amazing works of art. It happened to be Mother's Day when we went to see the exhibit so they also had a special event for that day. There were different musician's throughout the museum and all of the galleries were free that day.
Have a Creative Day


Chris from NJ said...

Janet, it looks like you have been enjoying being creative. All the things you have been doing with the metals look interesting and beautiful. Your metal postcard with the turquoise is beautiful.

Shirley said...

I just checked out your entry and it is beautiful.

could you tell us what techniques you used on it?

Aloha sunset is a perfect name. You are doing wonderful work and have come so far since I met you on learningfa. Great job, as is all of your work.

I love your pink crab blossoms piece too. Sgurket

Janet Hartje said...

Shirley, I actually made this long before I joined the learningfa group. It is all hand embroidery on a linen fabric.
Thanks for the compliments.

Chris, thank you for the nice remarks, I am having fun learning how to use metal.