Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Back in the Studio

I am back in the studio after a nice Christmas break. But while I was busy relaxing and doing nothing for a couple of weeks, youngest daughter (she will be 17 next month) was working on a new project. She had a canvas tote bag from the craft store. She said she wanted to paint it- I was thinking a few flowers, a butterfly..... No, she wanted to reproduce a Van Gogh painting- no- 2 Van Gogh paintings- on the bag. I discouraged her- telling her she only had 10 days of Christmas vacation. She kind of rolled her eyes and proceeded. It took her about 10 minutes to sketch each painting, and about an hour to paint each one with acrylic craft paint. What, what?????? Oh yes she did.

I did manage to get to the quilt shop and get more fabric for a project I am working on. I had most of the fabric already, I just needed some for the borders. I was looking for pink but couldn't find just the right color, so I ended up getting a pinky-red which I think is going to be really pretty. The project top secret but I will say that it has something to do with a certain big event happening in our family this coming June. I hope I get it done in time.....

The quilt is going to be pretty scrappy and the colors are "antique-y"- gray, green, yellow, pink, orchid, brown and blue:

The "whole enchilada":
I am having fun working on this project! But I can't show it until it has been given to the recipients...

The FabShopNews Apronicity Blog has featured the Sweet Stuff Apron from my book, Fruitful Hands. It is a cute blog. If you love aprons- and who doesn't?- make sure you visit Apronicity for everything apron related.


  1. WOW! Those are great! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!
    Happy New Year Jackie~

  2. That is some talented kid you got there.

  3. Great painting by your daughter! How fun to have on a tote bag!

  4. Great paintings! Wow, lovely mix of fabrics....looking forward to seeing what you create with them, after it's been given, of course! :)



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