Friday, August 29, 2008

still travellin'


....and one more shibori silk,
Cheers,
Susan

Thursday, August 28, 2008

bon voyage



this scarf is posted in honor of Michelle, who is flying off this morning to her new life in Thailand.
Bon voyage, honey.
Love,
mom

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Shibori silk


I'm taking a break from Skimmers today; here is the first of my shibori silk dyed pieces.
Cheers,
Susan

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Skimmer chick II


Here's another little Skimmer chick, exploring it's world...
cheers,
Susan

Monday, August 25, 2008

skimmer family II


At last! The whole family portrait. Here they are, at water's edge, on a 12" x 12" Apersand board.
cheers,
Susan

Friday, August 22, 2008

crackle landscape


Yesterday I took a class in Shibori; Japanese technique of dyeing fabric using folding, tying, stitching, and clamping to create patterns. I'll take some photos and post some of the results.
Meanwhile, here is a new landscape on crackled surface.
Cheers,
Susan

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Skimmer chick in the sand


here's a little chick in it's sandy nest; they dig a little hole by pushing their bodies in the sand and digging backwards with their legs. The mouth is open for ventilation (sort of like a dog panting).
cheers,
Susan

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

skimmer family


Here they are, at water's edge. ( I really liked the wet sand and it's reflections. ) One of the chicks was a bit older, and so was trying out just one wing.
This is just a little 5" x 7", so I didn't have room to fit the other parent, not being a miniature painter by any means. Using a small brush, in fact, runs against my nature. But I do have some larger canvases ready, so stay tuned. I'll get the whole family portrait eventually.
Cheers, Susan

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Skimmer chick


Here is the first Skimmer chick; this was painted over "glass bead gel", which I think gives a nice grainy, sand effect.
I was captivated watching the Skimmer family raise their chicks on the open beach on a recent trip to visit my folks in Florida...fascinating!
Cheers,
Susan

Saturday, August 16, 2008

angel bingo


this is what happens when I have to clean my studio. I found all these little torn pieces of wisdom about angels....a slide holder... marbled fabric...(and, of course; Gracie).....now, how could I throw all that away? It sort of reminds me of a bingo board.
So, welcome home to a (sort of) clean room, Michelle!
Cheers,
Susan

Friday, August 15, 2008

Skimmer dad


OK, folks. Here is Skimmer painting #1.
I discovered: A. I don't own black paint. B. First attempt with micaceous oxide (sort of black) looked like a blob C. Persevere!
But, I sort of like this guy. His quirkiness is captured, I think.
Stay tuned
Cheers,
Susan

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

garden angel


Here is a garden angel, on wood.
I did work on ocean backgrounds for the birds this weekend! No birds yet though.....soon.
Cheers,
Susan

Friday, August 8, 2008

small bird


Here's a little bird....
precursor to a bird series, coming up.
Cheers,
susan

Thursday, August 7, 2008

87



Here is another photo transfer of dad, on his real birthday.....in the words of my mother, from her 17th year diary, "Gee, that Britt is so cute".

Cheers,

Susan

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hoppy and Topper


Hoppy and Topper stopped by to wish young Mike a happy birthday!
Happy, Hoppy birthday, cowboy!
Cheers
Susan

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

swimming beauty


Here's little beauty, swimming in her glimmering pond.... the last in series of 3...
cheers,
Susan

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Birthday boy



Stanley Hart Brittingham, born 8/7/21.......isn't he adorable!

Happy Birthday, dad! (a few days early, but we're celebrating tonight)

Love you

suz

Friday, August 1, 2008