A Fragment of My Life

While I was working on this week’s Diva Challenge (#327) that song kept going thru my head. I get horrible earworms while I am working, and this Elton John song (Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me) would just not stop. So…I went with it. In my take of the Lisbon Fragment by guest blogger Henrike Bratz, CZT, I used my new chop as a string, although you cannot even make it out in the finished bit. Blacking out some of the background (I can’t light no more of your darkness) and tangling on top with a white pen (All my pictures seem to fade to black and white.)

Diva #327

I was a bit shocked that it looked nothing like the fragment I had in my head.

I did a bit of fun origami, folding some pretty little holders for Bijou tiles.


I’m not sure why, but I am feeling a bit of an Asian themed September class. I am working on some suminagashi marbling, and I think it may be ready for play time, along with some origami type folding and Asian inspired tangles.

There are still a few seats left for Cris Letourneau’s Renaissance Express class on September 11th (3-7 pm.) It is selling out fast, so if you want in on the fun, make sure to get your reservation in now. Also, if you are coming, let me know if you want copies of her books, as she will need to bring those along (Made in the Shade and Pattern Play.)


The 3rd Friday Open Studio time will be going on hiatus in August, September, and October. While I try to not be out of town for regularly scheduled events, this was just a confluence of events I didn’t notice until it was too late. Trust me when I say I would rather be here than in Florida in August…lol.

But, I still have seats in both Summer Time Blues classes, so join me!

Summertime BluesI got a new scan of that done today, and boy is it bright!

Continued progress on the bleach mandala…but I am feeling stuck. I know it needs something more, but I just can’t put my finger on it.


I am thinking something that will disguise the pencil lines that erased but left a line behind in the paper. Next time I will use a soft chalk pencil…I think that will not leave that telltale line behind.

And lastly…my brown thumb is officially over, as my wayward African Violet is now in full bloom!


I think it was just mocking me.

Off to do some quilting before dinner – make stuff…you will feel better!


10 thoughts on “A Fragment of My Life

  1. I’m always anxious to see your Diva challenge responses and the other work you share. You know so many cool techniques. Do you have a lot of travel coming up through the fall. I’m supposed to be planning 3 trips. (Kudos on the African violet blooming.) Do you have photos of any of your quilts somewhere on line?

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    1. I do have a few trips coming up…Florida in another week…and then Australia /New Zealand in October. Really looking forward to those. New places to me. I have not posted any quilt pics in a long time, as I really haven’t finished any since I got back on track. I should have one, possibly 3 finished before the start of September.


  2. Char, I have been absent but watching. Your work is so lovely. I so love to see what you have been doing with your store. I remember sitting with you at the TangleU and listening to what you wanted to do and you have done it, plus more! Lovely work this week and you asked for some feedback on the Mandala… I am not sure if this is it, but an old instructor of mine once said, “it’s the values stupid.” She meant it in the nicest way possible, but I have always kept it in my head to think about and also use it at school with the kids. Life has given me another change with the passing of my hubs, from dementia, is why I have been absent this summer, even though I have been watching. Just saying You go girl! 1 Art Lady Kate

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  3. Nice work. I like how you approached this tangle. I struggled with it. Wish I could come to Cris’s class but am too far away. Have not asked my sister if she is planning on attending. Probably would make more sense for me to take a class from here at her place since I am only one state away. Hope it goes well.

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  4. Thank you for another inspiration filled post! I love how your Lisbon Fragment piece came out and those layered blue zendalas!!! wow!!! I just started a sketchbook page using the henna drum one as a starter. I hope you can post some pics from Cris’s class. I wish I could be there;-)

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