Friday, October 12, 2018

Small progress

Well, this is supposed to be my bead journal for September but it has been slow going.  I hope to finish it by the end of October.  However, there is a lot going on right now.  I am working on two installations for 2019 and an artist in residence proposal.  So many arty fun things in my life!  I refuse to stress about this bead project.  It will get done when it gets done.
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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Quick collages

These little collages are just so much fun to create.  They are quick and really get the creative juice flowing.  I give the playing card a quick sanding and then apply one layer of paper napkin.   Then adhere some collage elements and the found poetry words.  Not sure what exactly I will do with them.  I guess they could be included into an altered book.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Work in Progress Wednesday

As I have mentioned our 'sinchie' guild challenge revolves around themes this year.  Nature is the theme for October.  This is my start on that project.  I was inspired by a Craftsy class I watched the other day.  Craftsy is free this week if you are interested.  The class was about machine embroidery.  I have a lovely sewing machine but it does not do machine embroidery.  Nevertheless, I thought I might learn a little something from the class.  I did!  She showed how to machine stitch onto mylar.  I thought well if you can machine stitch on mylar then you can hand stitch into it.  I love exploring different things to stitch into so I cut out a leaf shape and have started stitching. There is still more stitching needed but it is an interesting material to use.

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Slow Stitching

I hand dyed this piece of silk.  I love it.  I have added decorative machine stitching to it and now I am adding hand stitch.  This is a take on Carol Ann Waugh's Stupendous Stitching.  I don't normally like to copy someone else but her technique lends itself to self-expression.  There is still a lot of room for hand stitching so this project may take a while.
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Friday, October 5, 2018

Another Challenge

San Francisco School of Needlework and Design is hosting another challenge.  No surprise that I signed up again.  The Make Do Mend challenge is right up my alley.  I have been wanting to do something with these jeans for a while.  I absolutely love the way they are coming along.  I can't wait to wear them.  I had wanted to have them finished so I could wear them at a trunk show I just did.  They are so me!  Do you think that is acceptable attire for a trunk show?  I am kind of doubting it.  Maybe better suited for a workshop.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Work in Progress Wednesday

I did this crazy quilt block in the summer for the Burlesque Challenge with San Fransisco School of Needlework and Design.  They now have the all the challenge results posted.  So much interesting work!  Not all of it is to my taste but I think that was to be expected with the topic of this challenge.
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Monday, October 1, 2018