Sunday, October 25, 2020

Slow Stitching Sunday

 I added some Inktense to make it darker around my fireflies.  It definitely helped and I need to add some more.  I also added more beading and stitching.  Oh, beads always make me happy.  This book page is really starting to come to life.  It is interesting to look at the photograph.  I wonder why it is that I can always see things a bit differently when looking at the photograph rather than the actual piece.  

I chatted with my son yesterday about my bear page.  He had a terrific idea for me.  I enjoy getting his artistic input.  He is so clever.  As we were chatting I told him that I was feeling my work is very well suited for a children's book.  My confidence is growing.  He gave me a big hug and told me he is proud of me.  That lovely interaction makes me smile and always will.

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Eye Candy

 Oh, how I love looking at this kaleidoscope image.  These are so much fun to create.  I ponder how I can further use these images but maybe I don't have to.  Maybe I can just look at this and enjoy it.  

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Window Painting

This was a fun project to do.  I had never painted a window!  I hope I get to do it again sometime!  I must go for a walk in Uptown Waterloo to see the other windows that were painted.  I am curious what the other artists did.   

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Work in progress Wednesday

 Working on another page for my book.  I am quite pleased with the drawing of my bear.  She is just what I want.  She is just on tracing paper for the moment.  I plan to create her in fabric and paint.  My other animals have been made of felt and that worked well as they were simple silhouettes.  This bear has more detail and I feel it is important that she not look the least bit scary.  To achieve that I will have to use paint.

I really like her placement in the top photo but she is a bit large and doesn't look quite right.  I don't think I can make her much smaller and still get the detail I like.  Her size seems right where she is placed in the bottom photo.  But for the story I wanted her to seem far away.  What to do!

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Kaleidoscope play

 I am finding that I need a break from working on my book but still need to be creative.  I have the program Kaleidoscope Kreator and I am really enjoying using it as a little distraction.  I have been playing around with some photos of my stitching.  So much fun!

Monday, October 19, 2020

I heart Photography


The butterfly said to the sun,"They can't stop talking about my transformation. I can only do it once in my lifetime.
If only they know they can do it at any time and in countless ways."

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Slow Stitching Sunday

 I have figured out a way to use this piece in my book.  I have added some 'fireflies' to it.  At least the impression of fireflies.  I was hoping that they would seem to glow.  Possibly if I darken the fabric around them I could achieve that effect better.  I am not afraid to add paint to this piece as there is already a lot of paint on it.  I think Inktense blocks will work.

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