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I was 53 in June. I feel like I'm 30. I live in Cold Cold Wisconsin. But, I love it here.. I found fabric and quilting about 8 years ago.. I fell in love with it.. I also enjoy paper art.. I'm not sure how I kept my sanity before I started doing art. I found rubber stamps about 10 years ago and have gone on to anything and everything.. I have been blessed with creative talents and love to express myself in art. I have 2 children .. one girl who is 15 and a boy who is 17. My husband and I love to hunt,canoe and just enjoy the outdoors together.. We all love the outdoors and go up to northern Wisconsin as often as possible. I'm a 14 year breast cancer survivor.. you can view more of my art at http://laurakrasinskiquilts.blogspot.com www.picturetrail.com/barngirl or my teaching, lecture and vending schedule here http://laurakrasinskisartontherun.blogspot.com

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Collage mania II

I am so excited.. my collage was accepted to be in this project that Virginia has been doing. To see more about the project go here http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/CollageManiaII.html Since I have met Virginia I have been so inspired to make "Art" for a good cause..American Cancer Society.. This is the collage I came up with for her Collage Mania II.. These collages will be for sale later this spring with all the proceeds going to ACS... Thanks Virginia for all your hard work that you have been doing throughout the years!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

More about the Katie workshop

Here is Cecelia with her art, you see she is smiling because we had so much fun........ and the favorites of the ones I did.

Katie is evaluating our very cool paintings.

This was made from just painting with watercolors on a piece of watercolor paper. The owner of this piece Beth cut the piece up and put it back together again.. I could really see a quilt made to look like this..

These are cropped pieces of acrylic paintings that she had us do blind folded... Yes.. you heard right.. blindfolded.. I'm sorry I can't remember whose these are but, they aren't mine..I could really see some of these done up in quilts.

A few deco pages from the end of last year

Workshop with Katie...

I had the wonderful opportunity to take a workshop from Katie Pasquini Masopust this past weekend. It was one of the neatest workshops I have been to. You didn't need your sewing machine.. or fabric... just your right brain.
It was all about Color and Composition... and what you could use to make a quilt. Just by painting random strokes and cropping the paintings you could find a quilt in the painting... I am going to post some photos later today or tomorrow.. We also took a photo and copied it on acetate. It was then blown up to a few different sizes. You would put the copies around the first drawing in any order you wanted.. It is her technique called "cubing"... it was very cool.. I have a small flower with lines drawn through it that I want to try to do with her fractured technique. ( after I get my other 3 projects done) UGH!!!
I encourage anyone and everyone who needs a muse boost or just who loves color to take her workshops.. We had the first 2 days of a 5 day workshop...I would love to do the 3 days that are left.. that is when you get into the construction of the quilt... that would be so fun... Thanks Katie..!!! We had a blast!!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

My Queen Bed Quilt

Oh I'm so excited.. I have the top done on the quilt I have been working on for a year. ( on and off ) .. I have to get a back for it and then it will be ready to take to the quilter to be quilted...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Challenge

The Milwaukee Art Quilters group is doing a grab bag challenge. I love doing challenges.. Especially grab bags... We had to decide if we wanted to keep the quilts we made or swap them back to the owners of the fabric. I decided I would keep mine. So we all put our stuff into a bag and each literally grabbed one from the pile. I have to tell you.. this is going to be a real challenge for me. I looked at the fabrics once and almost died. They are totally not me. But, that is part of the challenge. First I really wanted to not do it.. I put the bag away for a few days and slept alittle less.. ( thinking of how I could get out of this swap)... After about a week of sobbing.. I grabbed myself by the butt and decided I could really do this. I have come up with about 4 ideas and now have settled into one of my ideas.. I was trying to resize a drawing in photoshop and was getting frustrated... but, after about 2 hours of jagging around I got it.. Sooo I have a plan. These are the pieces I received in the bag... I will keep you posted on the progress.. The quilts aren't due until Sept. I am working on a few other quilts right now but, I plan to start it soon.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Heart PIns for Valentines

I decided to make a few Valentine pins for a few friends of mine...

Saturday, January 12, 2008

My Cat Fatty ( and His Tail)

My dog Rosie was up north this past week with his master ( my husband) and while she was gone my cat Fatty decided Rosie's bed was more comfy than his... I guess you can see how comfy he is...

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Playing with Fire ( and Photoshop)

I took a photo of the fire in our fireplace and used the photo of Jessi with the snow in her hair and put on another layer ( I should say the bottom layer) was of the trees with the snow.