Ocean City MD, May 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
1. Link back to me for tagging you
2. Post these rules on your blog.
3. Share 6 unimportant things about yourself.
Six Unimportant Things About Myself...
1. I own 7 sewing machines, and use them all!
2. I don't like telephones or talking on the phone.
3. I'm a FogHead (listen to KFOG San Francisco).
4. When I go to the mall, I park near Nordstroms so I have to go thru the shoe department.
5. I'm a fussy eater, but I never knew it.
6. I love Anthropologie and would love to live in a store.
It's actually fun and kind of releasing :-)
Phew, 6 friends accomplished, now how to actually tag them...
Monday, May 26, 2008
By the time I was done with grammar school, I had like a million cavities,
These memories make for good inspiration when it's time to design a quilt.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
More sea life artwork popped out of my studio today in preparation for Theme Week on June 1st.
I think I will call this one "Fish Bubbles II". The background is a bit of a bargello, with 1/4" pieces of dark green, dark blue, aqua, light green and pink fairy frost fabric. Again I quilted wavy kelp lines with variegated metallic thread. Then I popped two iridescent fish buttons in place, secured with floss. Swarovski crystals form the fish bubbles!
It's pretty and shiny, just like I like things!
Fish Bubbles II, Diane Weber, 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
My love for gnomes also extends to art. I find it very hard to resist gnome art. I have a lovely collection of five Artist Trading Cards depicting gnomes through the holidays.
Recently I was given a little friendly challenge to create an ACEO of a gnome, in my medium, of course. And so here is Pierponte in a fabric and ink ACEO:
Pierponte the Gnome, Diane Weber, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Love Runner, Diane Weber, 14" x 42" (SOLD)
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Spent a few lovely and productive days "on the hill" this week, with afternoons spent at my favorite coffee shop.
No, not Starbucks (despite how much money I spend there), but Farleys on Potrero Hill, where the coffee is good, the internet is free, the magazines and art are entertaining, the scrabble tiles are awesome, and the people watching is the best!
It truly is "Community in a Cup".
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The background layer or "weave" is an animal print of gray and black on cream. The "weft" fibers are the same print in deep red, orange and green. On top of the weave I free-motion quilted a tree with brown and green variegated threads. Two metal elephant buttons complete the scene.
Jungle Weave, Diane Weber, 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Here is the back view:
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I was privileged to have won 2nd place in this contest in March.
For May, the theme is "Jungle Life".
Jungle Bargello, Diane Weber, 6" x 4"
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
The glory of blue hydrangeas shines through in this little quilt called
A Tale of Heather & Butter", Diane Weber, 42" x 42", December 2004 (SOLD)
"I want to live on a blue willow island
Amidst a butter yellow sea
I'll grow heather blue hydrangeas and dark blue raspberries
In the butter yellow sunshine
Blue monarch butterflies will visit my island
And rest on my blue hydrangeas
I'll build a blueberry wall around my blue willow island
And plant blue hydrangeas all around it. "
Friday, May 16, 2008
I am feeling so "green" after biking to work yesterday. I can't wait to do it again!
The image is from a picture taken of my garden, printed on fabric, embellished mostly with green thread, and backed with a great green striped fabric. I placed a little mirror for the mirror ball.
Green Reflections, Diane Weber, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I love to ride my bicycle, I love to ride my bike.
And so I am so proud to have biked to work today!
Less then 6 miles, the ride there was pretty easy on a beautiful morning.
The ride home in the 98 degree heat... well, it was hot!
When I grow old, I shall paint my bike orange and have baskets decorated with flowers.
Also hot... my orange Asian Japanese Kabuki quilt!
Kabuki Slider, Diane Weber, 38" x 39"
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Today's visit to the Legion of Honor not only provided a wonderful chance to view the photography of Annie Leibovitz, but the surprise was an amazing piece of glass art called
I must do an ACEO inspired by this!
Meanwhile, the colors at least are reminiscent of these abstract ACEOs I did earlier in the year.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Amsterdam ACEO, Diane Weber, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Friday, May 9, 2008
Well, it seems the Little Red Riding Sue Artist Trading Cards were a hit!
This Sue in the flower field won third place in the ACEO Theme Week contest. Winners are judged by most unique bidders. Thank you bidders!
Little Red Riding Sue, Diane Weber, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Thursday, May 8, 2008
I cannot imagine a place where the color, the frangrance, the multitude of flowers is as intense as in the tulip fields of the Netherlands. So excited to finally be among the beloved tulips in the fields, I didn't even think to take off my dorky helmet... I was in tulip heaven!
OK, by the time we got to the hyacinth fields, it was time to really stop and smell the flowers... finally the helmet is off!
But although we are talking about flowers, like any good crop, they are grown in neat and orderly rows, just like in my Panel Panache quilt.
Tuscan Villa Panel Panache, Diane Weber, 64" x 84"