13 Sep

Sketchbook Challenge Blog Hop: My Day

It’s my day over at The Sketchbook Challenge to share something about Houses and Hideaways. I like this theme because, if you click on the Galleries tab above, you’ll see lots of houses in the Villages and Rooted Series. I’ll share a few of my favorites here, but be sure to pop over to the Sketchbook Challenge blog to see how I make these little homes.

Since my solo show, The Army Wife, is on view this month, here’s a detail of one of the aprons, Torn From the Roots, which has a row of collaged houses:

Torn detail


I also love Pink House



…which led to the simpler Heart House, below. I really liked stitching directly onto the raw canvas, and plan to do more like this in the future.

Heart House sm


More is often more though, like in this detail of Rooted IX, which I donated to SAQA for this year’s annual benefit auction. By the way, the reverse auction for this piece (and many others) starts September 23, but the fundraiser has already started with many other wonderful work from other SAQA members!

Rooted9 detail

At the end of 2010 I made a mosaic of the year’s house quilts and other artwork. That was a big house year:

HOuse Mosaic 2010


It’s been a while since I’ve made a house piece, so now that I just painted up a bunch of little house bits, I’m looking forward to making some new house art soon.