Friday, September 4, 2015

More Coloring

I am finding this rather addicting!  I finished my coloring page and am excited to start the next one!  I have been busy writing a proposal for a fairly big art project.  The coloring is creative but not taxing on my brain.  Just what I need.
Check out the post from yesterday for the free coloring page.  Then show me what you do with it!
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Adult Color Page

Here is a second coloring page.  Click on it and print it out.  Send me a link to show me what you do with it!  I would love to see how you color it!  Mine isn't quite finished yet but I think it is looking good.  I am thinking of putting it in one of my journals.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday

This piece is called Cosmos.  I finished it yesterday so that I could show it the art group meeting last night.  I didn't end up showing it.  Getting up and speaking about my art is not always easy for me.  I really like the piece.  If you look closely you will see there is a lot of hand stitching on this piece.  It is going to be in a show the Kitchener Public Library next month.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Take a Stitch Tuesday

Sharon B at  has some gorgeous samples of the chain stitch.  I stitched mine with a metallic Kreinik thread.  Again, it is stitched on handmade paper.  I appreciate the simplicity of  this and will continue to keep the stitching simple as I work on paper.

Monday, August 31, 2015

I heart Macro

Technically, I guess this isn't really a macro shot.  Still it fits the flower theme.  I love the back lighting!
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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Featured at Needle and Thread

When Laurel from Needle and Thread blog
asked if I would like to be featured I agreed.  I keep plodding along making my art and when someone else finds it interesting I am thrilled.  Art making is solitary work for which I am well suited.  That does mean however, that in my solitude I find myself battling the inner critic.  I have heard it said that the critical thoughts automatically come with the creative process.  I guess I can accept that as I so enjoy the creativity.  I am learning to value my creativity more and therefore need less approval from others for my art.  A kind word is always appreciated though!  Thanks Laurel for the feature!

Friday, August 28, 2015

August Bead Journal

Not so much a journal.  I decided to bead my jeans.  I think they will be fun to wear to the Bead Embroidery class I will be teaching at the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery this fall.
I had thought I would totally encrust the cuffs of these jeans but decided against that.  They are already quite heavy.  Pictured above you can see the front of one leg and the back of the other leg.  The front and back are basically the same on each leg.
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