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I really like what you've done with this quilt. I like its "old fashioned" look. It looks comforting and comfortable. The interspersed ...


Melian's Heraldic Device by rogertg Melian's Heraldic Device :iconrogertg:rogertg 70 17 Celtic Knotwork Cloak by bifishiar Celtic Knotwork Cloak :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 13 10 Baroque Elven Fantasy Cloak by bifishiar Baroque Elven Fantasy Cloak :iconbifishiar:bifishiar 12 21 Ang Kwento ni Bohol by Lakandiwa Ang Kwento ni Bohol :iconlakandiwa:Lakandiwa 20 7 Little Gray Howling Wolf .:Twist Fate Entry:. by NeonMilkshakes Little Gray Howling Wolf .:Twist Fate Entry:. :iconneonmilkshakes:NeonMilkshakes 19 34 Like Father Like Son by Pukao Like Father Like Son :iconpukao:Pukao 107 124 Eclosion by scenceable Eclosion :iconscenceable:scenceable 225 29 Is there something to bite into? by PGwainbenn Is there something to bite into? :iconpgwainbenn:PGwainbenn 15 9 The Hawthorn Queen. by leelastarsky The Hawthorn Queen. :iconleelastarsky:leelastarsky 114 7 ID 2012 by Kattvinge ID 2012 :iconkattvinge:Kattvinge 4 2 jim and me by coby01 jim and me :iconcoby01:coby01 31 15 gnarl by coby01 gnarl :iconcoby01:coby01 51 9 lonely marble by coby01 lonely marble :iconcoby01:coby01 51 16 Ninive 18 by Kattvinge Ninive 18 :iconkattvinge:Kattvinge 9 3 Spring 107 2012 Green Love by Kattvinge Spring 107 2012 Green Love :iconkattvinge:Kattvinge 15 2


Journal History


Summer's Night
This piece was a LONG time in the making--I would work on it for a while and then let it sit.  It was intended as a compliment to "Hollie's Green Man" and I think I managed it, even though the medium is colored pencil and HGM was gouache. 
Table Finished
Found a vintage or antique table at the Salvation was rickety and needed refinishing, but it has compartments inside (not sure for what, it's not quite a sewing box) so for $2.99 I brought it home.  I sanded it (really, the finish was so degraded that all I had to do was look at it funny and it came off) and then decided to go to town with the lid.  I used Pebeo Vitrail, Fantasy, and Prisme paints/mixed media and had the time of  my life.  This process took about a week.  I then repaired and refinished the rest of the table, which took another three or four days--and it turns out it is very well seasoned OAK (I had to drill holes so that I could drive NAILS into it!)
Basket of Wonders, The Next Generation
When I started camping, my brother in law and his wife gave me a lot of equipment including an Appalachian Trail Basket.  The basket quickly filled with Really Useful Things like duct tape and tools and first aid supplies, and soon it was named The Basket of Wonders.

Unfortunately, it got to be really heavy, so it started staying in the van, which meant I did not have it at my vending booth.  So last week I found this sewing basket at the Salvation Army.  It was PINK.  First I spray painted it brown and ...ewww.  Then I realized that I had the Pebeo Vitrail, Fantasy Moon and Fantasy Prisme, which you lay on fairly thick and then watch the colors interact.  I laid the basket and worked on the sides .  The paint flowed down, following the weave of the basket, giving background color to the front of the wicker.  Now it's loaded and ready to go to the vending booth!!
Purse Front WIP
This is a really nice purse that suffered from near-terminal ugliness.  It will be a while getting the facelift done, but it will be worth it!
Purse Back WIP
If you have not tried the Pebeo glazes, holy crap DO SO!  I have been having a blast with them! 


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Sophia Kelly Shultz
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
"Holy-sh*t-Madame-the sky-is touching-your-nose" trippy!

I hadn't realized that it's been YEARS since I'd written that profile!

I guess that's because I've been kept very busy for those years. However, a long-awaited update:

I've been published: The Stone Circle Oracle, which can be found here--…

I will be published again! This time you can find the art in the slide show to your left. The deck will be all male energies, with characters drawn (literally) from Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Biblical, and Ancient Near Eastern traditions.

I have had three paintings published in the We'moon on the Wall calendar, which is nationally distributed. They are "I Rise Up, Not Without Help," "Badger Knows All in the Earth, Hawk Knows All in the Sky," and "Figure THIS One Out!"

Despite all this, I'm still not famous. LOL

The Springer Spaniels are still springy.

I'm still camping at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary, and am on the Board of Directors, the gods help me.

My daughter is now about to turn 22, the gods help me even more!

Current Residence: Pennsylvania USA
Print preference: Giclee
Favourite genre of music: Hmmmmm
Favourite photographer: Annie Leibowitz
Favourite style of art: Do I have to answer this?
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Favourite cartoon character: Snoopy
Personal Quote: Did I dream this belief, or did I believe this dream?

Snowed In

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 21, 2018, 3:59 PM
21 March 2018

Mood:  Optimism with a feeling of Doom

Listening to:  my dogs snoring

Better get to the Doom first...

Well, it's snowing...again.  And sleeting.  They're calling for 5-8".  Joy.

Now on with the Optimism:

I heard from my editor a scant 24 hours after sending the proposal.  She was *really* excited!!  She gave me a word count (50,000 or thereabouts) and asked for some sample art, so I am working on that now! 

Art in the To Be Framed category has been piling up.  Yesterday I matted and framed three things--here are two of them:

This is a watercolor my Aunt Joyce did, probably in the 70s.  She went through a whole rabbit phase--truly she had Rabbit for a totem--she was soft spoken most of the time, but heaven help you if you threatened her or her family!  (Hint:  don't ever corner a bunny--they will come out fighting!

In any case, my Dad had framed the bunny in the frame below, which now holds my husband's chart of Masonic divisions.  It looked for crap on the bunny.  I went fishing in my frame collection--mostly frames procured at the Salvation Army--and found this one with the $2.99 price tag still on it.  I am thrilled with the result!

David's Masonic chart posed some special problems:  the gold border you see is printed on the paper--there really is no way to mat something with a margin that small.  I ended up mounting the whole paper on a piece of really nice mat board--you tell me, but that's a heck of an optical illusion that gold border gives!!

So I've started black and white illustrations for the book proposal:  I'm also working on commissioned sewing and paintings...Spring must be close!

  • Listening to: Soundtrack for "Rogue One"
  • Reading: The Geology of Egypt
  • Watching: my husband balancing the checkbook
  • Drinking: water


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bifishiar Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the watch, it is highly appreciated! Hope I live up to it :TipOfTheHat: 
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:ahoy: Ahoy mate, welcome to the stitchingpirates crew! We be a friendly bunch of pirates and are happy to see yer stitched goodies make its way into our treasure hoard. We run contests four times a year and often have events on the side. If ye have any questions at all feel free to ask.

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MadXStitcher Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!  Good luck to whatever you choose to do in 2018!
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Happy year of the fire monkey and many blessings on your house

Ephaistien Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your art!Heart 
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I'd like to welcome you to :iconspirit-of-the-yoruba: Your gallery is wonderful. I look forward to seeing your Orisha art in the group.
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Welcome in my group :iconarcheology-mythology:!=D
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