Sunday, March 31, 2019

Bead Journal

I so enjoyed stitching this piece.  I am calling it Seabed and it is going to be the cover of a journal.  I had not intended it to be my bead journal for March but it took so much time I did not have any extra to work on a different bead journal.
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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Crazy Quilt Block

This is my finished crazy quilt block for March.  It is kind of different for me in some ways.  But it is mainly made of fabrics that I have dyed, painted and embellished with transfer foil and needle felting.  It works really well with the other blocks that I have put together. 

Friday, March 29, 2019

Six-Inch Square

I was excited to work on the guild challenge for April.  The subject is water.  Water is often represented in my work.  I usually take a mixed media approach to my sinchies.  For this one, I needle felted silk to a wool base.  I also made a mixture of paint, mica flakes and glass beads to create the sand.  I am pretty happy with the way this has turned out but I think it needs some beads.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Journal Page

I have made the perfect home for my found poetry collage cards.  I have made quite a stack of those cards and have been puzzling what to do with them.  This collection work just right in this lace heart pocket.  I love it when things come together so nicely!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Work in Progress

I feel like I haven't been very productive this last couple of weeks.  In fact, I have just in a different way.  I have been purging my abundance of supplies.  I took a carload of things to the thrift store and that feels really good.  I have also unearthed some treasures.  I have four blocks sewn together, upper right.  I never finished those blocks and now I am glad that I haven't.  I pulled out some more recent blocks and realize that they look pretty good with those four.  Also, the one that I am working on this month will look good with them.  That means one more block needs to be created to make this into one larger quilt.   I had been puzzling about what to do with the blocks I am creating this year for the crazy quilt block challenge.  Now I know what to do with some of them! 

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Work in Progress Wednesday

My crazy quilt block for March is coming along.  Most of the fabrics are my own surface treated designs.  There is definitely a certain pleasure in using these fabrics.  There was great pleasure in creating them in the first place.  There is still a fair amount of embellishing to do on this block.  I am hoping to get a good chunk of that done today as I have to work.  Aren't I blessed that I get to do some stitching at my job?

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Seabed

I have coral reefs on my brain.  I have been doing a lot of hyperbolic crochet and have two small pieces on this.  I think it is the colour and texture of a coral reef that really captures my imagination.  I am really enjoying working on this and plan for it to become a book cover.  There is still a lot to do on this piece but I am making good progress.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Work in Progress Wednesday

The guild sinchie challenge this month is Buttons and Beads.  I was really tempted to just use a beaded piece that I have already created but ultimately felt like that would be cheating.  Instead, I went through my unfinished experiments.  I found this piece of felt that I had used a soldering tool to melt synthetic fabrics to adhere to the felt base.  I added some buttons and beads.  It certainly isn't a masterpiece but it is interesting.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Take a Stitch Tuesday

It seems like it has been ages since I have participated in Take a Stitch Tuesday with Sharon B.  I have stitched the Pistil stitch onto handmade paper.  I started doing this years ago and got sidetracked from it.  I have all the paper cut and ready to be stitched.  I have about 10 more pieces of paper left to stitch upon.  I plan to assemble them all into a concertina book when I am finished.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Bead Journal

Not on a bead on this bead journal yet.  I do like the fun butterfly buttons that I found.  I feel like they work perfectly on this.  I decided to count my mandala pieces.  I have 15 in various states.  Is fifteen enough for a solo show?  I think probably not.  Not enough is my natural inclination in most situations.  I am trying to get over that and I am succeeding in many ways so that feels good.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Journal Page

What is it about books and journals that makes me love them so much?  I have shelves and shelves full of journals and books that I have created.  I have many ideas to create more.  I can get lost in creating them.  I can get lost in looking back through them. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Work in Progress Wednesday

I am a bit late in posting my crazy quilt block for February.  It is so bright and cheerful.  Definitely, the sort of thing that makes me happy especially in the doldrums of winter.  I do feel like it needs a little something else but I am not completely sure what that is right now.  I will call it done for now and reserve the right to return to it when the inspiration hits.
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Monday, March 4, 2019

I heart Macro




I may have mentioned that this photo is on display at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.  Click the link and you can see this photo and all the art that is on display there for 2019.  It feels good to have the work that I love doing accepted and shown there.  

Friday, March 1, 2019

February Bead Journal

The hand dyed doily is beautiful on its own.  I feel like the beading I added has enhanced but not overwhelmed it.  This mandala series is coming together for me.  I am not sure how many I need for a solo show but I definitely am making progress.  I guess I should count how many I have now.

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