Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Back from a Break

We were traveling in the land of Sunny California last week, visiting with friends and family. After a much needed get away and a wonderful time at art museums and meeting a couple of other artists, I am back from the break - much inspired and ready to be creative. I started this scarf last night and finished it today. As always, when I am in love with the yarn, the task goes so much faster! I am trying to finish a couple more of them for a small holiday fair I am doing on Dec 1. While on vacation, I also made a small hat, taught two friends to crochet, worked on two scarfs that are yet to be finished. 

I also managed to design and order prints for 2013 calendar featuring my artwork before we left and they also arrived in the mail yesterday. To take a look at my other works, please visit my facebook page: The calendars are $15.00 with free shipping! To order,  click the shop now tab on the facebook page or from my website


Friday, November 9, 2012

Scarf with Camel Wool

Day 9 of Art Every Day Month. Finished this scarf today. It's made from camel wool, spun to yarn in Mongolia by tribal women, and sold through the snow-leapord trust. It is super warm. I had to have a fan running while crocheting, otherwise I would start to sweat from the warmth of the yarn. Proceeds from the sale of this scarf will benefit the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL. Measures 65x4.5". $70.00


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pattern Painting

Day 8 of AEDM. Here's a painting I finished tonight. Its 9x9" acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas. The gold pattern is outlined by a textured wine colored line. The sides are painted and have golden swirls on them. The patterns itself is inspired by Arabian motifs. It is definitely hard doing a symmetrical pattern free hand for sure!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Solar Plexus Chakra

Day 7 of Art Every Day Month. I didn't get a chance to post yesterday. I did a bunch of art -mostly progress stuff for Day 6. I prepped a couple of canvases, went to my stained glass class and foiled the piece I was working on. I thought I would get to finish it, but couldn't. Forgot to take the camera with me for a progress picture. I also started on a scarf with two different colored yarns, made from camel's wool - all the way from Mongolia. More on this when I finish and post the scarf.

For today - here is the Solar Plexus Chakra I finished. The red colored lines are textured. Its also 10x10", acrylics on a canvas panel, similar to the Crown Chakra. Two down and five to go in the Chakra Series :)


Monday, November 5, 2012

Colorful Scarf

This was a scarf I started a few days ago, but finished it today for AEDM - day 5. Its made from a beautiful acrylic yarn made in Turkey. The yarn was a pleasure to work with! Did I ever mention I am a sucker for variegated yarn? :)  The scarf is 61 x 5 inches. A perfect accessory for the winter!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Crown Chakra

For Day 4 of  Art Every Day Month, I painted a Crown Chakra. Textured acrylics on a 10x10 canvas panel. Needs to be framed. Lavish gold colors on a dark purple background. Its a lot more beautiful in person than the picture :)


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Horned Owl

Its day-3 of Art Every Day Month and I am happy to be participating. Tonight I broke a long procrastination spell of not painting to finishing this owl in one sitting. I had the outline drawn about 3 weeks back and since then the canvas was sitting on the coffee table, waiting for progress.  And crocheting kept winning for my time and attention these past two weeks. Today, I was having some tough luck with crochet stuff and switched back to painting. I really needed to handle some paint today as I need to finish a commissioned piece that is already late and the reason for my procrastination. 

So, here is to my little henna-style owl, painted with acrylics on a 9x9" gallery wrapped canvas. I picked up a set of 4 of these on sale from Blick about 2-3 months back. The wol is textured with gold on a brown background with black textured lines. The sides are painted too. Now all he needs is a good home :)


Friday, November 2, 2012

Softee Scarf

More of fiber art for AEDM12! As I mentioned before, the new stash of yarn is so wonderful, it is hard for me to keep my hands off them. I started this scarf yesterday and it is already finished today! This one is one of the softest scarfs I have made so far. The blue yarn is baby alpaca wool + silk and is from Peru. The green yarn is alpaca with acrylic. The scarf is not only soft but is very warm. Perfect for winters - warmth of wool without the rough / itchy feeling especially under the jacket. The pattern I used is new for me and it was a fun one to work on. The scarf is 70x4.2" with another 3" of fringe. Will be listed in my shop soon.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fiber Art for AEDM 2012

I have signed up for the Art Every Day Month in November, similar to the NaNoWriMo. Here is my work for the day. I started this scarf with two skeins of yellow and orange yarn a couple of days back. This afternoon I finished it and it will be listed for sale in my online shop tomorrow. I have created a similar scarf - same yarns, different pattern a couple of years back. This one measures 80 x 4.75" with an additional 6" of fringe. 

I recently bought quite a bit of yarn - about 60 dollars worth - to be precise from a girl who was reducing her stash. And now I am well stocked to do quite a bit of fiber art, especially with a week of travel coming up. Look for more scarfs in these pages :)