Friday, September 22, 2017

Just playing

Life is good.  This year I have had a lot of opportunities with my art and that has caused me to be very focused on getting things done.  It feels really good to finish up projects however I also need time to just muck about.  I created this bit of a landscape with leftover scraps.  What I thought was a few scraps have turned into six journal pages and there is still more to use.  It is great fun to just see what I can do with the bits and pieces.  I am giving myself the freedom to just play with no real purpose other than to use up scraps.
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Journal Week #38

The prompt this week was abstract using alcohol inks.  I made a happy mess.  I used a sample piece of wallpaper and found the coating on it made it easy to move the inks around.  There is no quote to go with this page.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

I am enjoying my slow stitching.  This month I decided I would just let the stitching happen.  I am using silk charmeuse as a base and I am using some beautiful silk threads that were gifted to me by a dear friend.   Love stitching with silk!
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Beaded Alternating Feather Stitch

Sharon is taking a break from Take a Stitch Tuesday but she is still posting great stitching instructions.  Here is my go at the  Beaded Alternating Feather Stitch.  I love the beaded stitches!

Monday, September 18, 2017

I heart Macro

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and attention.  Buddha
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Pushing Forward

Okay, this piece really did need to be the full circle.  I was encouraged to finish it and I am glad that I did.  Well, it still needs to be quilted but the tedious part of stenciling is done.  I put on a good podcast and figured out a better way to stencil with the Gelatos so the time flew past.
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Journal Prompt #37

This week the prompt was the sea.  The quote I used is by  Anne Morrough Linburg from her book Gift from the Sea.  The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea.  I love being near water.  It is so relaxing to me.  

I completely enjoyed creating this page.  I am trying to look past the obvious problems with it and just accept it.