Sunday, September 3, 2017

Finished Work In Progress

She's all done. I love the way she turned out. I may give her a prop or an accessory. I have to decide what it should be. She told me her name is Bahati which means lucky or fortunate.

Friday, September 1, 2017

 Sleepy Goddess Dolls

Blue Goddess 

This little sleepy doll has
a peaceful dreamy little
face. She comes with a
doll stand so that she
can be displayed on a
shelf or mantle or
she can be hung on
a wall or door or
she would also be
happy nestled among
the pillows on your
bed or sofa.
she is
about 22" tall has
curly yarn hair and
a handpainted face.
Her skirt and bodice
are a pretty navy blue
and pastel Indonesian
batik and she wears a
bead necklace.


This is my current work in progress. I haven't done this doll design in several months and I forgot how much I love creating this style.

She will get more jewelry and her head will be wrapped in the beautiful blue fabric shown below.

I think her little blouse should be shortened so that her skirt will hang better. It was almost half the length of the skirt which makes it look a little "bunchy". She will be one of my faceless dolls which are my most popular dolls. I think it's because they become more decorative and more of an art piece.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Adopted Doll

These little dolls were donated as a fundraiser for PACT Parents and Children Together. The little girl was one of the winners and she took her little one home. Dolls of color are so important for little girls of color. They promote positive image and are dolls that little girls can identify with.

Friday, April 7, 2017

These tiny pieces of quilted art are so beautiful and no bigger than a postcard. In fact, that's what they are, postcards. They are great small projects that are quick, easy to make, collectible and make thoughtful personal gifts for friends. Sisters Quilting Collective will be having a demonstration and a speaker and we can learn to make these tiny works of art. The demo is 5:30pm Thursday, April 13th at the Oak Park Community Center, 3425 Martin Luther King Blvd. Sacramento CA. This workshop is open to everyone for a $3.00 fee and free to SQC members.

Below is a supply list if you would like to participate. Time is limited so please come early to get a good seat and we can start right at 5:30.

The paper will be supplied and samples will be available.
You will also need:
Elmer's  glue, scissors and scraps of fabric. You can bring your sewing machine but if one is not available you can still put the project together to be sewn at another time. If you are an SQC member and you haven't been in a while, what a great time to come back to try this fun project. For more information call Renae McClainwhite at 916-410-7234. See you Thursday.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

These are three of my easy batik fabric paintings from my last class. I quilted and bordered them with batik fabrics and they are ready to hang.

Quilted Watercolors: Women and the Moon

Quilted Watercolors:
Women and the Moon

Friday, March 31st
10am to 3pm

Raley's Natomas Community Room
4650 Natomas Blvd.
Park Place 2 Shopping Center
Sacramento CA 95835

I can't wait to share this workshop with
you. I have always found peace and comfort in watching the moon especially on warm summer nights. The moon has a special significance for women and there are many legends, fables and stories about women and their relationship with the moon. Over the years the moon's image has found its way into a lot of my artwork and even into a couple of stories that I've written.

This workshop will be another fabric paint and applique piece. You will learn more new techniques that I hope you will use in your other fabric arts or just enjoy the experience of altering fabric as I do.

You will again need your blow hairdryers or heat guns again but I promise, this time we will only need to

use them once. At our last workshop we had to use them multiple times and we really heated up the room. You will also need a, 12" ruler or more and a couple of small pieces of print fabric of your choice, at least 9"x12". Bright colors and batiks work nicely. This is a good time to use up some of your fabric scraps. Trading and sharing your extras is encouraged. We won't need sewing machines because we'll use fusible bonding. If you choose, you can stitch your projects later on at home but it isn't necessary.

Wear something comfortable that you don't have to worry about getting dirty. There is currently still space for 8.

We will be at Raley's Market in Natomas again. They have a great food court where you can buy lunch. Please register on Paypal. See the "Buy Now" button on the Quilted Watercolors page. I will bring everything else we need to create this project. The link to the Quilted Watercolors page is below. If you have trouble seeing the full blog page, click on the "view web page version" button.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Work in Progress, Inktense Color Pencils on Cotton Fabric

This is a fabric art piece that is a work in progress. I'm using Jaquard textile paints and Inktense color pencils with fabric medium on cotton muslin fabric. I'm in the process of quilting it now and next I'll beads and embellishments.

Underground Books

I have been fortunate enough for the last almost two years to have some of my work for sale at Underground Books in Sacramento. Yesterday the business owner and my friend Georgia West (Mother Rose) sent some pictures of some customers who have bought some of my items. I'm always proud and thrilled when someone chooses something I've made. Thank you Georgia for giving my art and designs a home at Underground Books. This is a great place to buy books, CDs and other items that are important and essential to our community. It is also a wonderful venue to see art by local artists and a place for community gatherings and book signings. Support our businesses. Underground is located in the Oak Park Community, 2814 Thirty-fith St., Sacramento. CA.