Monday, July 6, 2020

I heart Photography

It has been a while since I posted one of my kaleidoscope photos.  They were supposed to be beaming from 'The Cube' atop our City Hall in April.  That did not happen.  Obviously, I was disappointed but I was informed that it will still happen.  City Hall has reopened and employees have returned to work.  I hope that means that my photos can be displayed soon. 

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Slow Stitching Sunday


This past week has been pretty hot.  Almost too hot to sit outside but I love the sun and the heat.  I love our new deck and that I can stitch out there.  I decided I would do bite-sized bits of time stitching time on my deck as the summer seems far too short and  I don't want to be cooped up in my house!  This piece is fun to stitch upon  I saw some dimensional embroidery that was incredible and I want to try some of that on this piece.  Mainly I have been stitching with simple stitches with which I am familiar.  It certainly wouldn't hurt to try something more challenging though.

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Thinking

I did this mixed media mandala a while ago.  I had been thinking that I would do all my mandalas in a 12x 12-inch square but the last one I finished I decided to leave in a round hoop.  I quite like it that way so now I am considering putting more of them in a hoop.  Most of them I have quilted and did my own kind of binding on but that is not the fun part for me.  Is there anything wrong with putting some of them in a hoop and calling them done?  If I ever have a solo show of my mandalas (which is my dream) would they all have to square?  Quilted and bound? 

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Work in Progress Wednesday

My June bead journal is finished.  Usually, I turn my bead journals into small quilted wall hangings but this time I plan to leave this one in the hoop.  I think it works alright.  Why create extra work for me?  This piece is truly mixed media.  I started on fabric that was used as a cleanup cloth so already had imperfection built-in.  No need for me to be concerned about messing it up!  I added some silver leaf in the centre and then started beading and stitching. 

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Slow Stitching Sunday

I have posted about this piece a number of times.  I was able to add the final stitches to it this week.  I really enjoyed this slow stitching project and rather pleased with it.  It is a bright and cheerful landscape full of stitched love.  I can definitely see myself doing something along this line again. 

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Journal Page


This is not a remarkable piece of art but it was ever so fun to do.  I did a mini-workshop and the instructions were to do a collage with any kind of scrap paper and then add doodles.  In her instructions, she used a plain black pen to do the doodles.  I tried that and enjoyed it but I enjoy using colour more!  I have more journal pages with scraps already glued down just waiting for me to add my doodles.  Working in an art journal is so freeing.  There is no pressure to create something 'good'.  It is time to explore what different materials will do, how the media will react.  Let the colours fly!

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Journal


This little journal is full of joy and strength.  I created it from one large sheet of paper that my granddaughter had painted.  I folded and cut it so that is eight pages that include pockets.  On each page, I adhered one letter to spell the word strength which we all need.  Each pocket also has a page inside.  I haven't pictured them as I haven't done much on them as yet.  The cover is collaged fabric and beading.  I used bright and cheerful colours that make me happy.

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