Saturday, March 13, 2010

The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. ~Paul Strand

 Garden Party I have met and joined the Q8quilters,  a very fun loving and extremely talented group of women who meet twice a month to encourage by show and tell of their creative endeavors.

Many workshops spring up from this group to teach.  They host project days to create quilted items to sell for charity as well as having fun events from month to month that include the fat quarter exchange as well as a challenge.   This month’s meeting was held in Janet’s garden. The challenge was to create a bag without a pattern with a hat to match.

Several of the women took up the challenge and there were a lot of oohs and ahhs and laughter. 

Being that our stuff has not arrived yet, ( sewing machine, art supplies, etc) I was forced to go beyond my comfort level, think outside of the box….and find (as the quote above suggests…my artist’s world at my doorstep………)  the newspaper.

Debbie's hat and purse

                    This is me in my newspaper folded hat and  a matching handbag!!!!  .


               Ha….. I won this candle prize for the most innovative.


Colleen said...

I love this!!!! You are so crafty. I have to tell you one of the BEST childhood memories I truly have was when you made barbie furniture with me. And when we made those T-Shirts. I remember mine was bright pink with yellow writing! I think that it was the first time I was introduced to crafts and making things!!!! I will always remember making barbie chairs out of tuna cans ad cardboard! Thanks for giving me my craftiness! Love you!

Anonymous said...

Deb, I am so proud of you! Congratulations!! I also noticed you are one of the few that actually had a matching hat:) I am in awe of your talents!!

Love you, Cath