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August 18, 2014

Couture Cove Style

Our A/C is out!  The parts are ordered, however, which makes me very happy.  In the meantime, we're living in two areas where we inserted A/C window units; one cools the bedroom and the other takes care of the kitchen and living areas. Unfortunately, my studio is much too hot so I gathered up my watercolor supplies and hijacked the kitchen table.

This page, entitled Couture Cove Style, is 9"x12".
I must have Project Runway on the brain.
That's one pitiful oyster but who cares.
This is all about having fun! 
Materials used:  
Master's Touch watercolor paper, Artist Loft Pearlescent watercolor pan set and the regular pan set, Twinkling H20's, tissue paper, white Signo uniball pen, pencils, and Sharpies.

Could this be the beginning of a series?
It's a thought but don't hold me to it.

Tootle Loo,
D~~~~

July 19, 2014

Painting Papers and Such

Remember my last post entitled, 
"From UFO to WIP?"  
Good!
Now forget about it. 

Before  I could even take a stitch, I became 
sidetracked by completely different inspiration! 

Does that ever happen to you?
It ALWAYS happens to me!

Inspired by Diane Salters
I've been painting papers...

and playing with stencils...

and tissue paper...

and moulding paste and matte medium...

and more.

We're going to Tennessee for six days 
starting next weekend so I'll definitely 
be sidetracked from now until we return. 

Tootles All,
D~~~~

June 12, 2014

From UFO to WIP

I cannot believe that I haven't posted since March but it's true.  In May, we were only home for about a week the entire month.  Life took us to one unexpected sad event and a couple happy events too.  Things are back to normal now, and I'm hankerin' to get back to creativity.  

I'm going to start by working on this UFO.  It was started back in the olden days (about 10 years ago), and I think it's high time time I finished it, don't you?  Since I picked it up and put it on my work table, I consider it a work in progress now!


It's not my usual bright colors but I'm liking it a lot.  

See ya soon,
D~~~~ 

March 23, 2014

Spring Has Sprung

Like many of you out there in blogland, 
I've had spring on the brain!   
I hope and pray that we actually have a spring.
I'm not ready to jump right into summer, and 
it often happens in this neck of the woods.

D~~~~

March 4, 2014

February 25, 2014

Petunia

A journal page.  
I've got a hankerin' to call her Petunia!  She looks like she could be part of the Scooby Doo bunch. Can't you see her carousing around with Scooby, Shaggy and the gang looking for a mystery to solve?
(Luminarte Twinkling H20's, Caran D'Ache 
watersoluble crayons, pan pastels, 
pencils and Sharpies

Tootles 'til Next Time,
D~~~~

February 20, 2014

Snazzy Stitched Portrait Completed

At last, I completed my art quilt from Carol Ann Waugh's Snazzy Stitched Portraits class on Craftsy.  This class was so much fun, and Carol Ann is an excellent instructor!

The piece is supposed to be a self portrait.
What a hoot!


This is the picture I used for the piece.
Don't they look EXACTLY alike?
I think the comparison is hilarious!
The flip is way out of control!
BUT
I started out looking like this.
Ahhhh, perhaps my Pippi Longstocking years.

In order to be transformed from Pippi,
I had to fill that flip in with more yarn.
Now I'm thinking Barbie Gone Wild?

Oh and here I am temporarily 
hanging on one of the walls.
(commercial fabrics, thread, yarn, ribbon, Sharpies, 
Sulky water-soluble and tear-away stabilizers
fabric glue, blush, felt, acrylic paint, textile medium, 
homemade polymer clay button, leather)

My first instinct was to use yellow yarn for the text and trim.  I wish I'd have listened!  The pink looks okay but I would have liked yellow much better.

I hope you were entertained!

Until we meet again,
Tootles,
D~~~~