Life's Journey is a mural of Threads.

The threads of my mural are influenced by my spiritual practices, personal values, the love of friends, and special people that have been my guides. They are strengthened by my husband's love and support. The colors are brilliant with the influence of my enthusiasm for continued exploration for meaning and truth.

My threads will continue to weave their unique patterns as I explore life's roads, paths, alleys, and avenues. My beliefs will provide many hues as I continue search for a personal meaning of my existence. Artistic challenges and accomplishments will add the sparkle!

The colors radiate the pulse of my life. There is a rhythm to the design. I have danced, whirled and twirled, even stumbled, but, I do have style!

I am excited about sharing the developing design with you through this Blog.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Chain of Hearts

Two more hearts for Trade:

This very contemporary heart is made with fabric named "Step by Step." The designer of this graphic print is Alexander Henry. The entire pattern is stairways to nowhere and tiny images of silhouetted people measuring between 3/4" to 1". The quote of an unknown author reads, "All things are in Process, Rising and Returning." The two vintage typewriter keys read "Shift Freedom," rectangular, and "Shift Key" circular. I always attempt to incorporate a vintage touch to my art work. I thought both of these keys were neat with the design. This black and white heart is backed with a soft, white fabric and measures 5.25 x 5.00. A very unique heart that will inspire conversation!

This heart is named "50's Soda Fountain." I can still remember when I tasted my first milk was strawberry and Elvis was playing on the jukebox, "Don't Be Cruel."
This is an embroidery design from

Margarita Kovnat is the designer. Her patterns are very special.

My camera does not show how beautiful this image stitched out. I orignally had another art project for this, but it becam a heart! I outlined the heart's edge with a scalloped machine stitch and added a tiny length of yellow lace. This heart measures 6 x 6 and is backed with a soft, white fabric.
I am ready to TRADE!

1 comment:

  1. Jan, these have your magical touch, both of them. You are so creative and have such add some dimension to your work!