Sunday, May 20, 2018
|two 9" squares right sides together, one light and one dark|
|diagonal lines across the pair pieces on the light side|
|lines sewn 1/4 inch away on each side from the diagonal lines|
|cut in half in each direction and then on the diagonals|
|pile the cut pieces|
|iron open toward the dark side|
|trim the pieces to 4" squares|
Friday, March 02, 2018
|Bethlehem Star 1|
|Bethlehem Star 2|
These are two new paintings to add to my Advent work. Bethlehem Star 1 is a commission. Bethlehem Star 2 came along once the paint was flying!
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
For this book, I wanted to use my own original designs. It was fun to make this book and all its butterflies, flowers, and, of course, Casey.
I didn’t look at real butterflies very much. These are mostly from my imagination. To create the pages, I used painted tissue paper, markers, paint, and Photoshop. Casey’s story changed a little too.
Two children’s books I enjoyed while working on this project are Ten Little Caterpillars, written by Bill Martin Jr. and illustrated by Lois Ehlert, and Waiting for Wings, written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert. She is one of my favorite authors and illustrators.