September 26, 2011

Jumpin' For Joy!

This is a UFO that I started quite awhile ago.  It's an 8" x 10" stretched canvas on which I had done some drawing and painting.  This time, I added collage, Sharpies, more paint, and a few button embellishments.  She's named Jumpin' For Joy!

I was really wishing I could get her under my sewing machine to add some stitching!  Hey, a girl can dream, can't she?  I did not want to do it by hand so there she is--unstitched, unplugged, probably feeling naked and vulnerable, but she looks joyful and I love her no matter what!  Tee-hee!

I bought the stretched canvas before I realized that I love sewing on the stuff so no more stretched canvas for me!  I still have a few stretched UFO's hanging around which I will drag out and finish one of these days.  For now, however, they can remain UFO's!

Have a Creatively Fun Day!

September 19, 2011

Mizuhiki Cord

I love Mizuhiki!

It's a colorful Japanese paper cord.  I've had this stuff for awhile, and I use it every now and then.  When I pulled it out the other day, my mind became a flutter thinking of ways to use it.  That's always a fun thing!

I wish you a creative day,

September 13, 2011


Here's a little 6" X 6" mixed media canvas done for a Quilting Arts magazine self-portrait challenge entitled, "A Little Me."  I didn't include all of the features that I wanted to add because of the small format.

It represents me because I was born on Valentine's day, I love my two four-legged gals, God, trees, the NFL, and especially the Dallas Cowboys. The metallic paint and thread on the leaves (which may be hard to see) symbolizes my love for bling!

The tree, leaves, dogs, cross, footballs, and "Go Cowboys" area were all done on another canvas, cut out and applied to the main canvas. The piece consists of acrylic paints, thread, craft metal, and Mod Podge.

It's named "My Pals and Me."

Have a Happy Creative Day,


September 10, 2011

Home Sweet Home

I finished up a UFO.  Woo-hoo!  I started it over a year ago and it's been sitting, partly because I just didn't do it, and partly because I packed up everything to move into my new studio.  Big mistake!  We converted the garage and it took longer than I expected.

This is a picture of our kitchen area.

This is the art quilt wall hanging inspired by that picture. It's entitled "Home Sweet Home." It's done on a piece of muslin--painted and stitched.
I really need to learn how to remove the background but this will have to do for now.

Have an Artfully Great Day!

September 9, 2011

My First Post

Alert the media.  I'm happy about to be sharing my first post!

My former blog was Nic Nac Quiltiac.  I started posting on it in February 2008, and I've experienced a lot of art fun since then!  Since the beginning of the year, I have slowly come to realize that the name Nic Nac Quiltiac didn't really represent me very well so I developed a hankerin' to start a new blog and here it is!  I like to make art and talk (which in this case will be write posts), thus the name Yakety-Yak Art.

I am not a traditional quilter but I do love making small art quilts and anything else that strikes my fancy.  One of the projects I'm currently working on is a cloth art doll, and when that's complete I'm thinking a steam punk art doll maybe but I have a million things floating around in my head so expect anything.  In fact, I have some UFO's (unfinished objects) to finish up too.

Until I can post a finished project, check out my new iPhone cover.
I love it!

Not the best pics but they'll do. Speaking of pics, I'm about to take an online class entitled Discover Digital Photography.  I'm looking forward to it.  Hopefully, my I picture taking skills will improve!

Have an Artfully Great Day,

September 2, 2011

Please Hang Tight

Please pardon the nakedness of my blog.  
It's currently under construction! 
I should be posting very soon!!

Thank you and please come back.