Friday, July 13, 2018

Brushes from Nature...

Creating Handcrafted Brushes

from natural objects...

We gathered various botanicals...

My botanicals were mostly weeds that I picked 

along the road side

as we moved the cattle this morning...

The Art Sisters are at the Quilt Palace

getting crazy with handcrafting brushes!



Old Man's Beard Lichen



It is quite joyful creating marks

with objects from nature...

Circles are always a favorite!

Here are the brushes I created...

The fern brush created tree shapes

The feather created broad strokes

The stems created tiny strokes

The foxgloves created bold circles

The pine needles also made great circles

I thoroughly enjoyed testing out all of the

nature brushes on fabric.

All of our brushes drying in a pitcher...

makes a beautiful display!

Enjoy the Video of Nature Brushes:

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Summer @ Kessi Farms...

Summer here in Western Oregon

The last hay field is baled up...

That's always a good feeling...

All of the cattle are doing well...

It is breeding season,

the bulls are in with the cows...

The calves are growing big and will remain

 with their mothers until they are 

weaned in November.

We just moved the cattle to summer pasture...

We are hauling all those BIG hay bales

to the barns for winter storage...


Summer time and the livin' is easy.

I think that's what they say?

Wishing you all a relaxing summer season!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Friday, July 6, 2018

Painted Canvas...

Another day slinging paint on canvas...

Messy Painted Canvas

I seem to use up my painted canvas...

as soon as I make more of it!

I want to make a few more canvas bags,

so I spent the day painting...

I plan to make a few more tote bags:

and a few more canvas zipper bags:

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Friday, June 29, 2018

Jello Printing...

Permission 2 Play 

is playing with Jello Printing...

We are printing on paper

We are printing with a

Gelatin and Glycerine plate.

We are using acrylic paints

Here comes the......Show 'n Tell:

A very special THANK YOU

to the OSU Folk Club Thrift Store

in Corvallis, Oregon

for their generous grant.

Permission 2 Play is an all Volunteer

program.  There is no cost to the students

to attend our fiber art classes.

These grant funds help us purchase the

materials used in these classes.

Please Join us for our next class:

Permission 2 Play
Magic Foam Stamping
Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 1:00
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR 97370

Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for cancer diagnosed patients.
No experience is necessary to participate.
All supplies are provided for the students.
Classes are held the 4th Thursday of each month at JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, Philomath, OR

If you are interested in joining this class contact:
LuAnn Kessi

Our Best To You,
Instructors: Nancy Bryant, Kathi Borrego, 
Debbie van der Sommen, LuAnn Kessi

 Many Thanks for the support of:
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, OSU Folk Thrift Club of Corvallis, OR, Mary's River Quilt Guild, Donations made by private individuals, Good Samaritan Hospital, Samaritan Regional Cancer Center, Corvallis Clinic Oncology, Project H.E.R.
You make this class possible!