February 3, 2008

Can Frogs Smile?

I've been so busy, the week just flew by. I finally took a little break today while the sun was shining and went to one of my favorite places, the zoo. As usual, I took a bunch of pictures, but I had to share this one with you. Can frogs really smile? Sure looks like this one can, that smile made my day. I'm going to make a large print of this one and post it in my studio.

Last weekend after our Fibervision meeting, Susan and I went to the Elverhoj Museum to see our show hanging for the last time. It was a great venue and I hope we can do it again in the future. One of my pieces sold, so I wanted to visit it for the last time. We exchanged UFO's for our second annual reVision challenge. I have documented all the before reVision tops and quilts. Stay tuned for the unveiling later in the year. The piece I have is a complete quilt about 48" square. I am having a little trouble cutting up a finished quilt, but I'm confident I will find a way to reVision this piece into something that will make Lorna proud!

Susan had a wonderful present for me, a beautiful rusty and overdyed piece of fabric. She has been rusting everything in sight with great success. I haven't had much luck, but I do have some old macrame rings rusting outside and will try again soon.

This last photo is a postcard that I received from Betyann. It is a Photoshop Manipulation PC trade from the Surface Design group. Betyann made a negative from an old family photo in Photoshop, printed it on Cynotype fabric and hand embroidered the flowers. Very pretty.

2 comments :

Lora Martin said...

Wow, Judy! You may not have posted anything because the week flew by, but you sure made up for it with a real feast for the eyes today! Can't wait to see what happens with the rusted fabric - is there an homage to a smiling frog in your future?

Holly said...

Hi Judy, love the frog photo! The green/copper fabric beneath it reminds me of a frog as well. In fact, I hand-painted some fabric 2 summers ago very similar and created an abstract frog quilt with it. I should post it on my blog! I'm enjoying reading yours for the first time.