Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Zentangle Quilt

I did a demo at Road to California 2014 for my new workshop on Free-Motion Zentangle Quilt, which I will be teaching at the Quilt Loft on February 15th. 

I am very excited to be teaching this class.  Combining Tangles and Quilting and learning to take Zentangle Designs and combine them together to make a beautiful Zentangle Inspired Quilt.  Can be made with white/black, black/white and tan/brown.  This quilt block is 15" X 15", but can be made any desired size.

I am working on a Tan and Brown Quilt inspired by the new tan tiles that came out recently.

Friday, January 17, 2014

2014 Galley Exhibit & Reception

Gallery Exhibit & Reception
January 16, 2014

Multi/Mixed Media Art Collection
Deborah A. Pacé

In the Exhibit I had a few of my quilts shown here. 
Pieced Bargello background with raw edge applique.

Grapes are made from deli paper, fabric and watercolors.  Canvas background with black felt backing.

A series of gentle shapes make up this quilt.  The crescent moon is made from a yogurt top.  A few hot crystals were added.

Here's a self Portrait.

Oil Paintings.

A faux Mud Cloth done with a paper bag and tombow dual tip pens.

And various other artworks.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Pismo Beach

Spent the past weekend in Pismo Beach, CA for some fun and relaxation.  

Day one we headed out to the Monarch Butterfly Grove.The butterflies look like a clump of dead leaves until you look more closely and realize they are butterflies.  As the sun hits them and they warm-up, you are better able to see the Monarchs come to life and their beautiful orange colors starts to show through.

Day two, we headed off to Hearst Castle and then off to see the Elephant Seals.  You can see two bulls fighting, either over territory or most likely a female seal.

Took some walks along the beach and even captured a seagull in flight over the water.

Found a cave.  Yes, an actual cave although it didn't go very far.

Last day before leaving, I was able to get a picture of a beautiful sunset.  I think this picture is worth more than a thousand words.