Sunday, February 13, 2011

Trying my hand at "Art At The Speed of Life"...

About a week and a half ago, I received a copy of Pam Carriker's "Art at the Speed of Life". It's a wonderful book. I have had a hard time putting it down -explains why I'm behind on laundry! One of her suggestions is to multi-task; when you are preparing one substrate for an art project - prepare three or four. Over this past weekend I guess you could say I multi-tasked; I painted a base coat on three canvases and I painted four dryer sheets for upcoming embroidered collages. Boy does it feel good to have accomplished so much!

I have also started another embroidered picture, this one of my girls and my niece. Something very warm and springy. We have a bit of a heat wave here in Norwalk this week, it's a balmy 43 degrees outside, and partly sunny. Have a Blessed week!


Anonymous said...

Your site is just lovely, my dear.
(Just to clarify for newbies, those painted sheets were USED dryer sheets, yes?)
Paula Guhin

Cassie Shella said...

Hi Paula - actually they are new dryer sheets, I know that's not as ecco friendly - but they still don't end up in the land fill. I found that once they are used - when I tried to iron them to interfacing they shrivel up and burn. I've painted used sheets for other things but for embroidery the new ones work much better:)

Anonymous said...

Again just beautiful work Cassie.
I have officially started my first embroidery project.
Its slow going...but I am enjoying the process...not a "natural" when it comes to hand stitching.
Took some pics of my virgin update forth-coming.
Keep creating and clicking.

Kelly said...

Found your blog through Lesley Riley's newsletter. This book sounds fantastic and I'm going to order it right now! Love your blog and thank you for suggesting Art at the Speed of Life!