hello and welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere! i am a mixed media artist currently focusing on re-purposing fabrics and fibers. i have been a blogger and podcaster for several years, though this particular blog is fairly new. started just last december to mark my new journey into this particular medium. i live with my slobbery saint bernard, sachi, her fat n' lazy cat, piper, and his scoundrel of a mutt, nicky, here in billings, montana. i lead a creative and contemplative life here and wouldn't change it for the world. being in a rather secluded area of the states, i enjoy meeting new people online and love exploring others' blogs. seeing what they are creating. sharing ideas. thoughts. views.
i found this, the fifth and final one world one heart 2011 blog event, while stumbling around in debra's blog and am pleased to have done so in the nick of time to join in on this wonderfully exciting event! one world one heart was started as a way for bloggers worldwide to get to know each other over the past several years. there are a lot of amazing bloggers/artists participating and i am eagerly looking forward to getting to know them better. many thanks to lisa for organizing this amazing event!
i am offering a door prize just for visiting my blog as part of the one world one heart event. it is a tall cloth i created last month as part of a workshop i've been involved in by jude hill. it is composed of re-purposed and re-cycled cottons and silks and measures approximately 8" X 16". the top half is woven strips of cotton and silk fabrics culled from my wardrobe and a few fragments from my quilting activities. the tree is a product of my experimenting with my mother's die cutter last christmas. the moon is from a delicate vintage cotton lawn hanky, as is the tiny blue "sky flower" in the snow bank. all have been kantha stitched and quilted to a backing cloth of indian cotton. there are tabs across the top so you can tie it to a nice twig or rod for hanging. it is entitled sky flower and has many stories to whisper quietly into your ear.
you do not have to be a part of this event to win. all you need to do is leave a comment on this post below and include your email address so i can contact you should you win. i will pick a winner from a hat (or large bowl, or barrel...depending upon what is required to hold all the names) at midnight on february 17th and will announce it here on my blog, as well as email the winner.
it has been a joy having you stop by and i hope you poke around and see what i've been up to. if you find yourself intrigued, i hope to see you again and again! i also look forward to exploring your blog and getting to know you! meanwhile, be sure to head on over to lisa's wonderful blog, as she is our magnificent host for this event! you can click on the links to the other bloggers participating with their own door prizes while there or by clicking here.