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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.

I'll tell you my plan for these papers next time.
Whenever that is!

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~~~~

January 27, 2014

Snazzy Stitched Portrait Progress

I'm back to working on my Snazzy Stitched Portraits piece for the Craftsy class being taught by Carol Ann Waugh.  In the seven videos, Carol's directions are clear, easy to understand, and just plain fun!  At some point, I want to take her other classes--hopefully soon.


Here's my work in progress.
It's suppose to be a self portrait.
That remains to be seen. 
If that's the case, however, this is giraffe me.

I'm on my work table.

Again, on the worktable 
from the opposite side.
Messy, huh?
Oh well.

I'm working on my persnickety 
hair at the moment, and 
finding it to be rather humorous.  

I must say that I currently bear a 
striking resemblance to Pippi Longstocking.
Clearly something has gone awry!
Or maybe not.  

Oh, but I am having fun!  
That's really all that matters, right?

Have a glorious day!
Tootles,
D~~~~