Did you know?

A "Pandula" is a flower which blooms only in one's imagination.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Loom finally set up!

Hey guys, Its up and I have pics toooooo!

Ms. Carol surprised me when I got home with a space set up with both of our looms in what would probably be a dining room here in the house.  (The picture is kind of dark but I think you get the idea.)   I got the window...there will definitely be a bird feeder!

Then she took me shopping for the little table that sits on my right hand side with my tools.

Carol has given me most of the things you see here over the years.  Antique Brass handle scissors, Navajo packing comb, wool that I spun for the weaving!  That weaving was my first with my own home spun yarn.

The loom is likened after a Mirrix tapestry loom.  A friend of mine "Buzzy" built it for me.
Janet's (a friend from work) husband built me the table out of plywood that the loom is clamped to.

This is my first old school hook rug.  It is done on burlap and the yarn was scoured and dyed in the back yard in buckets.  I'is dyed with Kool aid and then I spun it myself for several projects.  The blue and brown are store bought.  My friend Ellen, that I also used to work with, bound the edges for me.

This is what is on the loom right now.  I just moved here so I used what I could easily find.  It is a rag rug made with commercially cut fabric and cotton yarn.  It will be a couch cover for the back of the couch at Kraftymax's.  Her dog Ziggy likes to sit up there in the window to sun bath!

Take a closer look if you have time there is quite a bit of history in these pictures.  It is all hand made by the people around me who love me.  They have all contributed anything from their time to their gifts, money and encouragement.  Most of them, as well as many of my other friends, have my work somewhere in their home.  Every gift I have given for the last 12 years or so has been hand made.

How cool is that?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday Feature

This week I am featuring another pencil artist on my "Wonderful Wednesday Features".

I can only wish that my imagination was as exotic as hers.  I have been following her for quite some time on Etsy (TrixieFisabber Productions) and then found her on Facebook (TrixieFishStabber Underworld) also.

Here are a couple of pictures of pieces of her art work  .


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Blog Ranting!

Hi there girls and boys, Pandula here, got a few things to RANT about.

You may or may not know, that aside from my drawings I am also a Tapestry Weaver. This means that on occasion I will also be posting new weavings as well as drawings on my facebook page and this blog.

Sooooo here goes on the RANT!

I have been reading for hours on a particular web site looking for fresh information and/or inspiration...I came across a site that listed "weavers that blog", hours later I have yet to find a blog that ACTUALLY discusses "WEAVING" in the least.  I understand that those of us involved in the fiber arts are interested in a lot of aspects of the craft, i.e. spinning, dying and such, but it seems that if you have a blog on weaving you should have weaving on the blog in some way.

Things like hints and tips, warping, fiber qualities or such.  I LOVE reading about the other aspects of textile arts...but I would also like to find what I am looking for when I do a research on various subjects.

This is why at this point I am going to post information on my weaving, (that is the beauty of the name "Pandula Arts Creations", so that I can post whatever art I am into at that time ), but not call my blog exclusively an  "ART" blog or a "WEAVING" blog.  I can see though, that a weaving blog might be in the works at some time.  Sooooo, girls and boys, that is how I see things.

I really want to find a blog on weaving, Tapestry in particular, that I can follow and participate in.  I am very disappointed, however I will keep looking!

So if you have information, or a site you can send me to help me.  Please inform me and I will let you know how it goes.

Thank you so much for your ear.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday Feature

The other day I was looking around Facebook Fan Pages and I found this wonderful and very clever artist.  I then went to her Etsy Shop (get SPOONED) and fell even farther in love with her work.  

Here are a couple of photos from her shop.....
I want one of these bracelets....
remember to convo, heart and support your hand crafted artists.  

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Upcoming Features

Starting this Wednesday I will be featuring a special artist every week.  I will be calling it 'Wonderful Wednesday's Feature'.  Please keep checking back and watch me GROW!

Friday, April 16, 2010

First Feature!!

Krafty Max Originals has helped me get all this 'art stuff' onto the computer system and helped me design and develop this blog.  Please go check out her blog and etsy shop to see her work!

Pandula Arts Creations

Hi everyone. Marsha Knox here of Pandula Arts Creations. Just getting started with my blog so watch for updates and lots of pictures, features and comments.