Saturday, March 7, 2015

A Connecting Thread ------ Embroidery

I thought I would repost this as it is some of my favorite artwork. Maybe this is how Warhol started?

If memory serves me correctly the following occurred because two things came about to me at roughly the same time. I used the new embroidery design Sue of The Needlework Factory had just completed - the Jeepers Creepers skull embroidery - with my new found talents with cutting, copying, pasting and layering images. Several of these I used for my Facebook profile photo, but I like them all because they are iconic yet elevated beyond what the originals are.

Any favorites?









Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Friend Made Me A Quilt

The next day I hung it up in the only place that was suitable, 
in front of the large sliding doors to the porch.


The light shone through the backing and wool batting to create this satined glass effect. When I take more shots of the quilt I'll share more with you! 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Week of February 15-21

Fish Moon Cakes for Chinese New Year

Recoloring the gecko embroidery

I've talked about geckos, so here's a chameleon looking at me outside the window of the studio.

Kula Black Raspberries

The most beautiful head of cauliflower I have ever seen (or eaten!)

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Do You Love This As Much As I Do?

There are so many things that I could (and will) glean from these that I am over-stimulated! Dots... stripes... abstracts. 
Deep breath - exhale - sigh... 



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

All Things Wonderful (to ME!)

This is an embroidered piece of fabric that has been folded to look like a men's tie. When I actually construct it, the bottom edge will be fringed and it will have a very light interlining since the cloth is on the heavy side for a tie.

Tags: NECKTIES, TIES, GECKO, TROPICAL, TROPICAL PRINTS, MACHINE EMBROIDERY, LINEN-LIKE FABRIC, HOME DECOR FABRIC, MENSWEAR, HANDMADE, THE MAD HATTER OF MAUI

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I Was Thinking Cherries

My BFFMaui has frozen dark, sweet cherries in the freezer. They're from Costco but it doesn't matter. They're organic. 

So I've been wanting to do something with the cherries. Quick-ish... a cake or muffins.

Thinking, thinking... now I'm thinking cherry danish... something with a sweet cheese filling.

I have some goat cheese. Lilikoi juice. Eucalyptus Honey, let's scent that with rosemary from the garden - an egg yolk to thicken it when it cooks - a lovely pastry filling.

The frozen cherries - and a simple, slightly-sweet cake made with soy milk and yogurt.

 Black Cherry and Lilikoi-Goat Cheese Cake with Rosemary and Eucalyptus Honey

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Pickles and Sandwiches

Not both at the same time. The "pizza" stood alone...


Pickled Kula Carrots and Keiki Cucumbers; Oil Poached Mahimahi Salad, Organic Bitter greens tossed in Garlic-Wasabi Aioli, Applewood Smoked Bacon on toasted Organic bread


"Pizza" of Organic bread, marinara sauce, mozzarella and shrimp; red pepper flakes