Sunday, August 30, 2015

Featured at Needle and Thread

When Laurel from Needle and Thread blog
asked if I would like to be featured I agreed.  I keep plodding along making my art and when someone else finds it interesting I am thrilled.  Art making is solitary work for which I am well suited.  That does mean however, that in my solitude I find myself battling the inner critic.  I have heard it said that the critical thoughts automatically come with the creative process.  I guess I can accept that as I so enjoy the creativity.  I am learning to value my creativity more and therefore need less approval from others for my art.  A kind word is always appreciated though!  Thanks Laurel for the feature!

Friday, August 28, 2015

August Bead Journal

Not so much a journal.  I decided to bead my jeans.  I think they will be fun to wear to the Bead Embroidery class I will be teaching at the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery this fall.
I had thought I would totally encrust the cuffs of these jeans but decided against that.  They are already quite heavy.  Pictured above you can see the front of one leg and the back of the other leg.  The front and back are basically the same on each leg.
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Adult Coloring

I love coloring!  I know I am not the only one.  It has become quite the thing for adults to color.  It is relaxing and creative.  I have designed my own coloring pages and plan to offer them here on my blog.  Click on the top image and then print it.  The bottom image is the coloring I have done so far.  I would love to see what you do with it!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday

Trust me when I say that this is a good start.  It doesn't look like much in this photo.  The colors are really off but I managed to capture some of the shine that the transfer foil creates.  I have created a kaleidoscope in Kaleidoscope Kreator and printed it with my new color laser printer.  I cut out shapes of transfer foil and attached them to the print out.  Laser toner is actually extremely fine plastic so when heated with an iron it acts like a glue for the transfer foil.  This is the start of my bead journal for September.  I am just realizing I haven't posted my completed August beading.  Stay tuned for that.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Take a Stitch Tuesday

Sharon B at shows us the detached chain this week.  I learned it as a little girl as the lazy daisy.  Since I have known this stitch for so very long I feel like I should have been more inventive with it.  However, my plan is to do each of the stitches of TAST onto handmade paper and they will all be in the form of a circle.  At some point I will bind the individual pieces of paper into a book form.

Monday, August 24, 2015

I heart Macro

More from my calla lily shoot.  The curves are so sensuous!  I feel like I should say that!  Too bad, I am not editing myself!
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Friday, August 21, 2015

More Progress

I added a fun beaded seam treatment to my CQ block.  Valerie at Joyful Embellishments on Facebook is very clever and lists a new seam treatment 5 times a week!  I don't know how she does it!  I truly appreciate her creativity.
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