Friday, July 23, 2010

Waiting on the Wedding

As a professional photographer, I decided it would be a good idea to get my subject's (the wedding) permission to publish the photos on the blog. I don't think there would be a problem, but just in case......
So, since "the article" came out in the magazine, I've gotten requests from people to put some of my other floorcloths up on the blog....I have put them up in the past, but I suppose many don't have the desire to slog through the blog...looking for, here you go.
The shot of me holding the postcard was taken by the photographer for the magazine...they didn't use it in the article, but I rather like it...(the floorcloth, that is - I hate having my photograph taken - one of the reasons I decided to be behind the camera, rather than in front of it).
The chickens were published in the article, but someone commented that they couldn't tell what they were..well, here you go...It translates into: "The Chicken", "The Henhouse", and "The Cluck"....

My builder commissioned this floorcloth....It is taken from a painting on the shield of a Lakota Soux warrior..methinks he was doing a bit of Peyote or smoking the peace pipe when he painted it??? My cats have their meals on this floorcloth...I don't know if they realize they are birds, but it does keep them from getting food all over my laundry room floor..

Another client commissioned me to do a Painted Bunting (bird found in Texas-I've yet to see one)...for her mother for Christmas....

This was commissioned by my builder/friend for his client, who owns a series of hair salons...thus, "Mane Tamers"...The salon owner then commissioned me to do the lion - shown in the article.

This floorcloth is in front of my stove...on stained concrete floors - I love the look of stained concrete, but every greasy thing that falls on the floor leaves, well a greasy spot...haven't figured out how to get it off..any suggestions? The deer is taken from a cave painting found in Texas...and since I am Cherokee, many of the symbols signify such things as good luck, and warding off evil....The handprints are mine and my husband's....

This floorcloth doesn't show well the bronze and gold leaf I used on some of the gives off a lovely glow in the lamplight.

This is one of my favorite non-Native American themed floorcloths...just pretty, that's all and as Porky Pig would say.."thathathahthathat's all folks"...


  1. Hi Jess,
    These are beautiful! What a great way to use canvas. I'm still planning to try your dropcloth/canvas Christmas placemats with the silver leaf. The brobze leaves reminded me of those. So pretty!
    I used to go to a hair salon called Mane Tamers. They would have bought one like that for sure! You're one talented woman!

  2. Hey Honey,
    Shucks, you sure know how to turn a girl's head...I will put up a link as to where to get PRE-primed's a bit more expensive, but saves so much time, mess, and trouble...I love my placemats...I should shoot them again with the new camera...
    You, my dear, can do anything....