Wannabe Art

A place where one old woman shares her daily ups and downs and her attempts at art with strangers and friends out in Internet land.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Haven't been blogging lately...really haven't been doing very much at all other than nursing a "sick" back. I am looking forward to an art quilt retreat called Focus on Fabric that I will be going to for a week on March 12th. I will finally get to meet and hopefully sit by Pamela Allen from Canada. I love her work.

There will be over 40 folks at the retreat...many of them are hookers. (the rug kind) who dye their own yarns and design their rugs from scratch. The rest of us are art quilters. There are no phones or TV's (I will have Soap and Idol withdrawal) but know I can survive for a week...especially since I will be hanging out with some really talented folks. Have been training Rufus my cat to take notes on all the TV action.

Am taking the video camera and also my digital camera so will post photos on the blog when I return. I am really excited about going. This is my first time doing something like this. It is my birthday present to myself. Will share all when I return!!!!!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Journals from Black and White Composition Books

Sometimes we have too much time on our hands and we end up really wasting our time goofing around. I have always thought it would be neat if I could get video onto my blog. This is a test run. This software that helps you to upload video is a trial version...it is good for 15 days...so I guess they feel like they have the right to push their product while you watch the video. Am hoping that the purchased version doesn't do that.

This video is showing the two journals I made from the black and white composition books with the sewn in pages....was able to pick them up at Walmart. The big one was a dollar and the smaller one was around 70 cents. On one of my groups folks were making journal covers to share...so that peeked my interest and I wanted to try it.

Enjoy (and laugh) at my video attempt. It is hard to hold the camera, the items being viewed and to talk at the same time....a Director I'm not.