Friday, June 22, 2018

A daily practice


I have been creating a mandala on a coffee filter every day for a couple of months.  They don't take very long and I love them.  It is so fun to create a small piece of art that makes me say "oh wow!  I love this".  No harsh criticisms.  I feel like I should take them further as I have stitched into coffee filters so I know it is possible.  Maybe it is okay to just enjoy them as they are.  I tried the same technique on a doily with a tatted edge.  It did not work quite as well.  All is not lost, I can salvage it and turn it into something beautiful by adding beads.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Work in Progress Wednesday

  I used permanent markers and rubbing alcohol to create this.  It is such a fun technique and rather serendipitous.   This definitely looks better from a distance.  I was tempted to start over because I didn't like the way some of the colours bled into others.  However, I think once I add some embroidery and quilting to it that will help.
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Monday, June 18, 2018

I heart Macro

I was given a bouquet of flowers on the weekend.  It was the end of the day and the flower seller had not sold all of his bouquets.  Being the end of the day the flowers were not the freshest but still pretty.  One of the flowers completely fell apart in my hand when putting them in the vase.  The petals looked super interesting to me.
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Friday, June 15, 2018

Time to play

A while back I had an idea for an altered book that features flowers.  I made a few flowers but got sidetracked.  This week I found time to make some more flowers or at least some components (on the left).  I am going to need quite a few flowers so will have to put on my thinking cap for more varieties.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Work in Progress Wednesday




Closing reception for my artist in residence with the Ayr Library is tonight.  It is a bit sad for it to end but I am excited about moving on to other things.  I hope they are pleased with the altered book I and the community created.
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Monday, June 11, 2018

I heart Macro

I have been organizing my files a tiny bit and came across this image.  A photo of frost on a warm spring day, sure, why not!
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Friday, June 8, 2018

Playing and experimenting

I have been playing around with an idea.  A new way to add colour to cloth.  Eventually, I would like to do an article about it for a magazine.  I am confident in the process but not in the finished project.  I am contemplating adding the paper shape to the piece to give it a focal point but not really loving it.  Feeling a bit stuck at the moment. 
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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Work in Progress Wednesday

I have one week left to finish my altered book for the artist in residence with Ayr Library.  I am attempting to depict Watson Pond on the cover.  I have needle felted the green area and I am beading the pond area.  The proportions look completely wrong at this point but when it is wrapped around the book it looks right.  I still have more beading to do but I am confident I can get this finished in time.
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http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/
https://www.supermomnocape.com
https://www.quiltfabrication.com/
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Monday, June 4, 2018

I heart Macro

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.  Patton
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Friday, June 1, 2018

Playing with the romantic

Normally I gravitate toward bright and cheerful colours.  Every once in a while I feel the need to play with soft, romantic colour schemes.  I found a vintage wooden spool and decided to create a scroll book with it.  Vintage laces, velvet and quotes from old books will fill this book. 
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