Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Beautiful Grunge : Rusty Roses

My continuing love affair with Rust ...  These are some beautiful rusty roses found on some of my dad's old logging equipment.  [If he sees this, he'll never look at that old rust the same way again!  Or he'll have total confirmation that his daughter turned out with a kooky sense of beauty!]

Here's the wider shot the close-ups above came from.   

 This one looks like a painting.  So beautiful!

It just goes to show that there is Beauty everywhere, if we just stop to notice!

Again, here's the wider shot that yielded some of the close-ups above. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Texture with Hole (and More Rust)

I haven't been posting many Photos or texture work lately.  Believe me, it's one of my abiding loves in this life!  I found these at my dad's place a few weeks ago.  I loved the juxtoposition of the "black hole" next to the swirly lush nebulae-y greens ...  and of course, the rust!

Same but different :

Things like this give me a chance to practice "seeing," to compose a shot.  
Here's a different view of the same subject :

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Beautiful Rusty Grunge : Encore

My husband was cleaning out the garage this wkd, and he found the old charcoal starter.  It was sitting  a pile on the driveway -- on it's way out, when I noticed the beautiful patterns.  I took a few pictures (which you see here).    I considered reclaiming it for rust dyeing--but the Rust Fairies did such nice work on it, I might keep it around to see what else they do with it!  It's kind of like Frost Patterns ...


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Beautiful Rusty Grunge : Texture Break


I have a confession : I love rust.  Where others see decay, I see beauty.  Good thing for living where I do!      This particular rust colony is from my brother's old Toyota Truck (Note the A below ...).  It was about 10 am on a Sunday morning near the Solstice, so the shadows add an extra dimension

The challenge is to get close enough to see a landscape or an abstract.  It gets to be kind of a game.


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Resurrection of Day at Loon Lake Quilt

I took this old project out of hibernation this weekend.  I only need to applique one more block (the blank space in the upper right corner) before I start stitching things down, and thread-painting.  I've taken a long enough break from it (8-10 years) that it's interesting again. 

The pattern is from Bee Creative.  

So this is what I'll be working on until I get tired of it again ...

Wedding Ring Quilt is Complete!

It's done!  Now I can call it "Kaylee's Wedding Ring" Quilt.  What an honor it has been to work on this little quilt for my Auntie Rosita.  She died before she could finish it for her grand-daughter's wedding this summer.

My mom and I gave it to Kalylee at her Wedding Shower this June.  We thought that would be better than the wedding so we could actually tell her about it.  You know how busy the bride is at her own wedding!

The amazing thing is that Kaylee looks a lot like Rosita did when she was young.  ;-)

Here it is in the gift box with a picture window top so she could see it even before she opened it.
She knew exactly what it was, too.

 She likes it! She likes it!

Auntie Rosita, me and my mom, Holly at Quilt Camp in 2009 (or so).
Farewell, Rosita!

For the record, here are all the posts about the this Wedding Ring Quilt :