Archive for the ‘ Uncategorized ’ Category

Boulder Goddess at the Canton Museum of Art

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Come Join Us for a Spring Sewing Day!

Here is the pattern of our lovely lady, big hips and all!

Boulder Goddess Pattern

And here is what you need to get to enjoy the class with us!

Double Click on the picture below to get a larger, printable version.

Materials List for Boulder Goddess Class at the CMA

Hope to see you there!

Questions? Call the Museum at 330-453-7666 or LI at 760-908-8665

Enjoy the beautiful advance of spring in the Buckeye State.

Comments Off

Category Uncategorized / Tags: /

Social Networks : Technorati, Stumble it!, Digg, delicious, Yahoo, reddit, Blogmarks, Google, Magnolia.

Li’s Blog over at Bernina!

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Li hidden under craft books!

Hey Everyone!  Yes, that is me under all of those crafty books, all that inspiration!

Read the rest of the story at the Bernina site: Click Here

Comments Off

Category Uncategorized / Tags: /

Social Networks : Technorati, Stumble it!, Digg, delicious, Yahoo, reddit, Blogmarks, Google, Magnolia.

Happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Valentine from Li

Happy Valentines Day

Comments Off

Category Uncategorized / Tags: /

Social Networks : Technorati, Stumble it!, Digg, delicious, Yahoo, reddit, Blogmarks, Google, Magnolia.

Art Girlz closing the doors! Bummer!

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

This is a picture of the Art Girlz little cone people

I am so sad to hear that the Art Girlz are closing their doors!  There are two truly creative craft mavens!  Tracy and Allison Stilwell were a part of the Bernina Teachers and I got to meet them last year at the reunion.  These ladies made me smile even through the typical morning haze of a li-has-not-had-her-coffee-yet disability I was temporarily struck down by those cool Chicago mornings!  My sisters in COLOR!

Here is a link to their site:

http://www.artgirlz.com/

and their blog:

http://artgirlz.blogspot.com/

Good Luck Girlz!  We will miss ya!

The Mystery Quilt and LI’s Dad…

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Mystery Quilt

My dad looked over to the couch where I was ripping fabric into strips and then measuring them before I snipped them into 1″ x 1″ basically squarish squares.  “What are you doing?   Is that a ruler in your hand – are you measuring stuff?” “Oh come one Daddy, I’m making a quilt… Obviously!” I tried to give him the hairy eyeball, but I my eyes were busy watching my self put little squares in the correct color piles.  “You mean you are making a “quilty quilt? You?”  Isn’t he just cute.  Hah!  I ‘ll show him!

This from the man who spent 2 years of my childhood hunkered over his easel, listening to Wagners Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung, in English – this is an epic opera, in German, that makes Lord of the Rings sound like a visit to the park with Papa Smurf and Smurfette) at a brain-slapping volume, with a COMPASS, painting these….

Joe Hertzi Circle Painting

Joe Hertzi Circle Painting

CIrcle Painting by Joe Hertzi

Yeah that was painted, back in those days, Hal was science fiction, and a Mac was a truck!  He used a ruling pen to get them perfect.  Of course he sold these right and left and probably still would if he would make some new ones.  (now he is into beads…) He is ridiculously talented and can draw and paint like nobodies business so my mom was mystified and my sister and I joked about darts… Now… he IS my real father. Bearing that in mind, here is my quilt…

LI Hertzi's first Quilty Quilt

LI Hertzi's first Quilty Quilt

No perfect points here!  Compass? Riiiiiight! Straight lines?  Nope.

This is the result of a mystery quilt at the Quilting Stars of Ohio quilt guild.  We got the directions, cut the pieces and then sewed it together at the prompts of the organizer, delightful woman, patient, very patient… I only ripped it out 4 times to get the green “squares” to line up… when I noticed the renegade pink triangle I simply rolled my eyes and quickly put the binding on so as to forestall any of my fathers genes from surfacing and forcing me to rip again!  I actually like how the squares are not square and how the points on the sun are a tad blunted in places.

Next time I will actually use a ruler, and one of those rotary cutter thingies – no more ripping, and maybe I could make the seam allowances all the same… Ah, life is about learning, and laughing at ourselves, right?

Happy Day to all of you talented People!

http://www.photoshop4artistsworkshop.com
My new business!

Comments Off

Category Uncategorized / Tags: /

Social Networks : Technorati, Stumble it!, Digg, delicious, Yahoo, reddit, Blogmarks, Google, Magnolia.

Li’s Thread Painting

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

thread painting of my sister

This is the first thread painting of someone other than me… tho containing the same blood, sisterly blood so still a good target. This is also the first one I don’t like… It looks like her but I really don’t like the teeth… So I didn’t plan to share it, but now I would like some feedback, what do you think? Should I do one with her mouth shut?

Thread Painting of movement

I am writing a class on drawing the figure and I came across an article about Constable who mostly drew nature and most passionately, water. He talks about life being movement, how, when painting the ocean, each wave and trough is a memory – the shifting form of it making the artist REMEMBER the shapes. Now we have cameras to remember, but still, we, as artists, need to revel in our visual memory.

So I took a movie (you gotta love the Macintosh with the built-in movie camera) of me flinging my noggin around with an essence of thoughtful abandon (I hoped) Then drew it. As you can imagine, this was not as easy to draw as it was to do… then, and I stitched it… Do you get the feeling of moving, of me being alive?


Created on a

Comments Off

Category Uncategorized / Tags: /

Social Networks : Technorati, Stumble it!, Digg, delicious, Yahoo, reddit, Blogmarks, Google, Magnolia.

| Newer Entries »

  • All Content Copyright Li Hertzi @ 2009, 2010, 2011

  • About Me

    Li Hertzi runs the aptly named, LiHertzi Design, a small graphic and illustration business where she designs for print, web, publishing, and cycling apparel manufacturers as well as drawing funny (and decidedly educational) things for anyone who wants them! "Art Doll Adventures" is Li's first book and full of fun and interesting cloth sculptures for you to make!

    Get Adobe Flash playerPlugin by wpburn.com wordpress themes
    Top of page