I love to paint!! So this collection is a direct result of some of my watercolor paintings and my acrylic paintings. Now I can use my “paintings” in my other passion, quilt making. I am so very excited to see my paintings in actual fabric and can’t wait to get my hands on them and make some cool stuff. Look for it at your favorite quilt shop!! These will be shipping to stores early December.
… and I am ready for winter. It has been extremely warm in the California Northwest. I moved here from Santa Fe, New Mexico and looking forward to the cooler weather but no not this summer. Anyway…. I have been working away in my studio making lots of art, quiltings and paintings, and enjoying my time in the studio. I am in a resting period now as I have finished up all of my projects and waiting for divine inspiration for my next quilt. (with a lot of work creating ideas to help the divine to answer)I have applied to be one of one hundred artist to embellish an otter!! Humboldt State University Wildlife Dept. and the Ink People have joined to produce a public arts initiative – North Coast Otters. This will benefit the research at the university of our river otters. After much anticipation I just found out I am one of the chosen 100 artist!! Here is a picture of the three foot high fiberglass otters, my little sketch of what I intend to do with my otter, which is to cover him in bits of fabric bright color motifs. I am spending enjoyable time cutting out all of these little bits and pieces. So excited about this project. Check back next month to see the work in process or join me on Instagram or Facebook (katiepm) to follow my journey.
It has been a great summer filled with family reunions, good movies, good friends and good food. I start a rigorous teaching schedule taking me to San Francisco, Paducah, Juneau, The Texas Quilt Museum for a retrospective, Tahoe and Canada!! Then home for the holidays. Please check out my itinerary to see if I will be teaching near you and maybe we could meet up. I have finished up a lot of quilts in the last few months and that feels really good.
Two Artful Log Cabins:
The Map Quilt, for the cover of my brother Mark’s second book in his series on quilt mysteries.
I have finished several quilts started in workshops as examples of what we were doing:
Gum Tree Blossoms I
Gum Tree Blossoms II, from my Jumpstarting your Creativity course
Cabbage, from the Fractured Landscape class.
It feels good to have those done and now I am working on a quilt based on Waterlilies, and a new still-life piece for my floral series. A lot of my family has been around, and two of my brothers like working in the yard so many trees have been cut back and there is a feeling of openness to my lovely land around my home, I can see the creek again!! Thanks to my brothers!! Thanks for stopping by, if you want to keep in touch please like me on facebook at katiepm. Enjoy!!