Random Musings on Art and LIfe


Ask Shelly: Do I Really Need A Blender Paintstik?

September 13, 2012

Many of you have acquired Paintstiks Blenders over the years, and I get a lot of questions about how to use them. Let’s start with what a blender is, and then tackle whether or not we need them. You might be surprised by my advice about these sticks. First of all, let’s be clear about…

Hawaiian Quilts In A Hurry!

June 18, 2012

Last week, we talked about paintstik appliqué – and how it’s a whole lot faster to add images to fabric with paintstik color than with traditional appliqué. Today, I want to go one step further and talk about “extreme appliqué.” In case you’re wondering, I’m talking about those magnificent two-color Hawaiian quilts. Think about it……