Monday, August 3, 2020

I heart photography


Creativity is intelligence having fun.  Einstein

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Slow Stitching Sunday


Slow stitching indeed.  I am just realizing that I started this piece last summer!  Obviously, I haven't been stitching on it on a regular basis.  Not really the point.  This is just a fun piece to try new stitches, be creative with familiar ones and generally just enjoy myself.  It is a riot of colour and that makes me happy.  I do think it is getting to close to finished.  Doesn't mean it will be finished soon though!

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Art Fresco


My picnic table has been delivered to Grammy's Gift Baskets and More.  That is in Wellesley.  Also, you can see all the beautiful tables created at Explore Waterloo Region.  You can learn more about each artist by clicking on the photos.  This was such a fun project to do and the people from Explore Waterloo Region were great.  So professional and organized.  

Friday, July 31, 2020

A new start


One more vintage quilt block from Aunt Pat started.  I have covered most of it with different laces. I have left Pat's beautifully embroidered flowers to show.  They may get covered in the next step, the paint. They will stand out too much if I don't cover them in the paint.   Embroidery and beading will come after that.  This is the fourth block done this way.  I am really enjoying this process.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Work in Progress Wednesday


I think this piece is finished.  It doesn't look remarkably different from the last time I posted about it.  I did add some more green leaves.  I used my own hand-dyed thread.  Using my own thread or fabric always feels so good to me.  For some reason, it feels really special and unique.  It was a complete pleasure to work on this piece.  It was the third done on one of my Aunt Pat's partially stitched blocks.  I have a LOT more of said blocks and being as sentimental as I am I do want to continue to use them.  

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Slow Stitching Sunday


I have started a new slow stitching project.  This fabric started out as an experiment.  I liked it but it didn't work out well for  my original idea/intention.  I left the fabric hanging in my studio waiting for inspiration to hit.  It came to me this week and I have added some more colour with Inktense blocks.  I drew in a tree outline and have started stitching inside that outline.  My first problem is that I like the colours of the tree and therefore don't want to cover it completely with stitches.  Having an area that is precious is never good for me. It is inhibiting so I will have to get over that.  My second issue is that I want this to be something.  Again, inhibiting.  

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Finished and complete


I made this mixed media mandala a while back.  It had been sitting in a pile of work that was done to my liking but not totally finished.  In doing some tidying this week I came across a wood panel and realized it was the perfect size for this.  For a long time, I was thinking that my mandala pieces had to be 'quilts'.  Well, why?  Why not finish them off in the manner that best suits them?  If a wood panel works for mounting why not use it?  

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