Monday, May 16, 2016

Another Ketchup Day

I can't believe it has been nearly a month since I last posted! I have been very busy teaching workshops, taking classes and finishing projects. So here is a round up of what I've done over the last month.

In my art class we did some shibori dyeing (specifically itajime) and I got sort of carried away...

Bamboo Rayon Scarves

Silk Scarves

Cotton T-Shirt
Another project was to do a Master Copy, i.e. a copy of a piece of art done by a master artist. I chose a piece by Van Gogh that he painted about a year before his death. His piece was 18" x 24" and painted in water color, oil and pastel. My copy is one-quarter scale and done in oil pastel.

Trees and Shrubs by D. Menconi after V. Van Gogh

The second part of the assignment was to appropriate something from the Master Copy into a piece of your own art. I wanted to try to use the movement of the leaves Van Gogh achieved in his piece on the water of this piece I have been working on for several months.

Ruth's Dream
If you want to see in-progress photos of this, you can see them here and here.

On the new design front I am working on a new needlebook to go with the one I did in January. This one will have a butterfly on it.

And last but not least I have done most of the Diva Challenges set over the past few weeks.

Diva Challenge 265

Diva Challenge 266
String 191

Diva Challenge 268
String 200

That's been me. I can't wait to see what you all have been up to while I wasn't looking!


  1. Goodness, you have been busy. I love all the things you have done, especially the one called "Ruth's Dream". So lovely! The tangles are great as well!

  2. Very creative! Especially Ruth's dream!

  3. I agree with the others: Ruth's dream is a masterpiece, love it!!!

  4. Everything is great. Love the black bales, and your tie dye t-shirt!!

  5. I immediately thought Van Gogh when I saw "Trees and Shrubs" ... awesome!

  6. I love everything here! Thank you for sharing your many talents. I love Shibori;-)

  7. You gave us a lot to look at and all so beautiful!

  8. So many to see here! All are wonderful! Especially I love "Ruth´s Dream" ... it´s absolutely gorgeous!

  9. Nice work! I love both Diva tiles.

  10. You have been very busy. Lots of nice work.