Thursday, September 22, 2011


This is what I have been thinking about. More inkjet printing on fabric may be in the offing, or not. Wait and see. More Photoshop effects are also a possibility.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tools Sneak Peek

I have started my next piece, and am feeling rather good about where it is headed so far.  Here's your sneak look at what I've done thus far.  I expect it will look very different by the end!!

I am learning more about my design processes, and what works well for me in this group.  At lot of my initial work goes on in my head.  I've been thinking about this one for the past two or three weeks, and doing a bit of research also.  I've tried using sketchbooks as part of that process, but it just doesn't work well for me.  So I'll stick with what does.

And can I say that I have loved the words we have come up with so far?  They have multiple layers of meaning, and can be interpreted in a variety of ways.  I have enjoyed every one of them.

No more work on this one until next weekend, I am gone all week on a business trip.  But I will be working on it in my head!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

A spider's web

The other day Lisa posted a picture of the most beautiful spider's web (here) and one of the comments was that a spider's web might be a tool for catching prey.
This got me thinking along two lines:
The first one was that webs have been made by us for catching things for thousands of years.
Fishing nets
butterfly nets
safety net
I suppose the INTERNET is a net for capturing surfers!
In math, a net is a two dimensional representation of a three dimensional object (Translate representation as "tool for understanding")
In our brain, we have a neural net.....for capturing ideas
OMG, there are nets everywhere!

After all of that, perhaps I had better leave my other idea for a few days, if my neural net is working that is.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Charmed by tools

I thought I would show you the tools I bought whilst out shopping today. 
They are tools I use, but I really did not need to buy new ones.
Why did I buy them?
I thought they were pretty charming, especially if you look a bit closer, lol
They are charms! only a bit more than an inch long.  I will have to find a way to use these for sure!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rusty Tools

I thought that rusted fabric might be useful in our "Tools" challenge - so I made some.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Mosaic Links

OK, I am away from home, so I am posting to you all.  I have Put the mosaics made by Lisa on the sidebar.  If you click on them, you will be taken to a new page (outside this blog)  which I set up to provide links back to the reveals.  Unfortunately, Blogger does not allow pictures to be hyperlinks or for you to put tables in, so I just set up a google page.
We can also put links to our initial bios on this site as well if you all want and we can have mosaics for each of us when we get a bit further on.
I can make pages for basically anything we want, tutorials, sites,etc. 
Tell me what you think.  I wanted the pictures themselves to be links, rather than your names, but it's your mosaic, so don't be bashful.