Sunday, May 24, 2020

Bead Journal

I am really enjoying this one.  It is quite close to being finished. Yesterday was a beautiful day and I was able to sit outside to stitch.  OH!  That felt so good.  It truly is one of my favourite things to do.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Stitched Journal Cover

So fun to go through my stash of fabrics I have collected to create this journal cover.  So much sparkliness!  These have been stitched down to a base and are now ready for more embellishment.  Yes, I said more!  I want this cover to say jewel box.  I am well on my way to that goal. 

I find myself starting new projects at this time.  At the beginning of the year, which feels like mere days ago I was happily working at finishing up projects.  There are still plenty to finish up but not the inclination or inspiration. 

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

A little collage journal

These little collages are so fun to make.  I had made this set a while ago, top photo.  I decided to bind them together and add collage to the backside, bottom photo.  Just a little concertina book full of vintage goodies and found word poetry.

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Slow Stitching Sunday

I am disappointed with my lack of progress on this one.  I had great intentions but they did not materialize.  I think today is going to be a day for lazing about with my stitching.  It isn't that I haven't been creating.  I am still posting a mandala a day on Instagram.  That is very calming/meditative for me.  I have also been doing some work on journals.  I will have to post those soon.  My word banner installation has also been a fun project.  Every snippet of time has been put to good use.

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Putting some positivity out there

I have created some fun word banners and hung them in the tree in front of my house.  This has been a really fun project for me.  I have had a number of positive comments on it.  I have seen people walking by and smiling as they read the words.  I am hoping this is as uplifting for the viewers as it has been for me creating it.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Fabric/Paper Collage

Vintage isn't my typical style/colour palette but I do like it.  I am having a lot of fun with these little collages and look forward to putting them all together into some sort of book.  These little collages have got only one positive comment.  Thank you, Collete, for your affirming words! I don't make my art for other people so positive comments are not totally necessary.  However, right now maybe I am feeling more vulnerable or less confident, just not quite myself.  Understandable for sure.  Anyway, the one positive comment has gone a long way to strengthening my resolve to continue down this collage path.  It really only matters that I like them.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Work in Progress Wednesday

Okay, I admit I may have a problem.  I just can't stop thinking kaleidoscopes and mandalas.  This is the start of my next beaded piece.  Obviously, no beads as yet.  I have some really awesome cleanup clothes that I have been wanting to use so that is the base.  I love the serendipity of the colours on the cleanup cloth.  I have adhered some silver leaf.  Next, I will add stitching and beads. 

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