Thursday, November 23, 2017

Journal Prompt #47

The prompt this week was opposites.  I created this journal page with circles cut from colourful monoprints.  The middle circles I copied in black and white and applied them.  The quote I chose says 'Most people think of success and failure as opposites, but they both are products of the same process.' Roger von Oech.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

This is my stitch a day project for November.  I think most people are doing that challenge as one piece.  I would lose interest in the project if it was just one piece.  I am working on six-inch squares in each month.  That way these square might work with my 'sinchies' that I am doing for our guild challenge.  They may not work but at least I have the option of putting them all together since they are the same size. 
The base of this piece is a fabric and I added some transfer foil to it.   If you click on the photo you might be able to see the sheen of the foil better.
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Artist in Residence

I have been selected as the Artist in Residence for the Ayr Library 2018.  How sweet it is to have this goal come to fruition. I hope it leads to more opportunities to be an artist in residence!  This residency will centre around creating an altered book with participation from the community.
 Region of Waterloo Library Announces 2018 Artist-in-Residence
Introducing me

The opening reception is Feb. 10, 2018, and I hope to see lots of family and friends there!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Working small

It has been three weeks since we started our kitchen renovation.  There doesn't seem to be an end in sight.  When working larger I use my dining room table but right now it is covered in kitchen things.  I am forced to work smaller right now.  That's okay, I can get a bit ahead of the sinchie guild challenge.  December is the colour purple and these are the components that I have created for it.  I am not exactly sure how it will all come together.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

The guild challenge for November is blue.  I had fun with this one!  Years ago I saved some blue plastic bags that our newspaper came in.  I decided it was time to use them.  I layered a bunch together and ironed them so that they fused/melted together and then cut a six-inch square.  I adhered some blue fabric scraps to a base and cut out the butterfly shape.  I added a bit of glitter to the edge of the wings because you got to have a bit of sparkle!  I hand stitched the middle of the butterfly to the base.  I bent the wings so that they sit up from the base.  Love how dimensional it looks!
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Monday, November 13, 2017

I heart Macro

'Then, one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.'  Ewan McGregor
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Playing with Colour

Oil pastel on fabric landscape.  Clearly not high realism!  High realism will never be my thing but I do love a good landscape.  I can't wait to do some hand stitching on this.  My goal is to get this finished in time to enter it in a local miniature quilt show.
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