Friday, August 17, 2018

Bead Journal progress

There is not a lot of beading left to do on this piece.  Some star sequins are definitely going to be included.  This piece feels light and fun to me and I quite like it.  What a great feeling.  Do you think one likes their art more when you have grown to love and accept yourself more? 
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http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Work in Progress Wednesday

I have taken my Monthly Art Project a step further by adding some hand stitching.  I feel like that is just what was needed.  These six-inch blocks do not take a lot of time but they are definitely a challenge that I am enjoying.  I get excited thinking about putting all these challenges together.  I am not completely sure how I will do that, possibly a book form.
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https://www.quiltfabrication.com/
https://estheraliu.blogspot.com/
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/

Monday, August 13, 2018

I heart Macro

I was gifted an orchid almost two years ago.  I really am surprised it is still alive!  What is even more surprising is that it has bloomed again for me! 
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http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com
https://mersad-photography.blogspot.com

Friday, August 10, 2018

Now what?

This is the start of my Monthly Art Project.  The parameters I have set are pretty wide open.  Choose something from my pile of experiments and take it further.  I will likely keep it to 6x6 inches as I have other challenges that size.  I find it to be a manageable size plus some or all of them may come together into a larger project some day.

This piece is painted felted from my stash.  I have machine stitched on some sheer fabric and used a heat gun to melt some of it away.  I feel it is a good start but I am unsure as to what the next step is.

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http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Work in Progress Wednesday

 This piece has been sitting around for a couple of years.  I wasn't sure what to do with it.  Finally, I added a bit more stitching and landed on a use for it.   This little piece is going to become a journal cover.   I am participating in the New Hamburg Studio Tour again this year so it will be available for sale there. 
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https://www.quiltfabrication.com/
https://estheraliu.blogspot.com/
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Take a Stitch Tuesday

I really like the Bullion Knot Stitch.  I don't often remember to use it, unfortunately.  I added the Bullion to this seascape and think it works well.  I guess you can't really tell that from this photo as it is so close up.  I used some hand dyed silk thread and some regular cotton threads. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

I heart Macro

Finding the beauty in the warn, the broken, the decayed.
I am linking to
http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com
https://mersad-photography.blogspot.com