Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Looking Into

I took this picture in St John in 2004.
Doesn't it look yummy!

I am excited about my move to a tropical zone.

It seems appropriate that I investigate the color turquoise.

Although turquoise is a cool color,

it reminds me of warm tropical water,

a color that easily hypnotizes and relaxes me,

and one that I can easily swim in.

Turquoise is a calming feminine color. It is also a very spiritual color, used by many ancient religions. Perhaps this comes from the use of the stone turquoise.
The color turquoise identifies with
love, healing, generosity,
emotion, feeling , the unconscious ,
intuition, individual responsibility, creativity ,
communication, self reliance ,
and independence.

Turquoise is a mix of blue and green.

Turquoise is a hip color for decorators this spring.

I think it is a lot like the color yellow. It can easily go with any other color.
It's compliment is orange.
It also looks fabulous with red.
This combo is very reminds me of Mexican folk art.

Friday, March 20, 2009

We wanted to share some of the Pin Cushions that we've put together with Artgirlz Wool Felt Beads! Using our Big Pin Cushion Monograph as a guide, you will find endless combinations of bead sizes and colors. What a great way to keep your pins together! No pesky magnets to mess up your fancy computer driven sewing machines...for those of you luck enough to have them. The Pin Cushions are so cool, that they will fit right into your living room accessories on those days that your projects are flowing all over the place!!
Lots of options for adding your own special touch with needle felting, embroidery, beads, sequins, found objects. Never too many and great gifts for all of your friends!!!

Stay tuned for the Pea Podz for Pinz!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

When word went out in our family that we had purchased a house in Cocoa Beach Florida there was no one happier than Tracy's son Don. He was ready to book his plane ticket from California for the shuttle launch for Feb 12. Well it turned out that the lift off didn't happen until March 15th. Midge and I left our family's St Patty's celebration of corn beef and cabbage to hurry up the coast to our new beach to watch the launch. It was spectacular! We missed you Don.
The first International Women's Day was celebrated in 1911. It was planned as a day of demonstration for the rights of women, primarily the right to vote. It was a great success. It still amazing to me that we have had this right for such a short time and I think that we all take it for granted.

This year International Women's Day was officially on March 8 and it's theme was "Women and men united to end violence against women and girls".

I made the quilt above about 15 years ago. I spelled out around the quilt how women are still beaten, raped and killed everyday for little or no reason, simply because they are women. I asked that it be stopped. I saw it as a way to put it out there, to say it, to break through our denial and remind us all that it goes on everywhere and we are all responsible do something about it. So check out these links and don't forget to spread the word. Thanks

Monday, March 09, 2009

How about this tribe of Artgirlz from Marlayna Telfer! They look like a strong and forward thinking bunch! Thanks for the good work and sending the picture our way! I love the way that you combined all of your materials! They look like they are ready to take off on a wonderful journey!!

Friday, March 06, 2009

Artgirlz Alert!
We are trying to get in touch with Fine (Fina) Gelfand! If you read this Fine, or if someone knows her, we have orange beads for her...but we don't know how to get in touch with her! Thanks!!!!