Sunday, February 26, 2006
Friday, February 24, 2006
Saturday, February 18, 2006
My list now is as follows:
1. Have a cup of coffee! a
2. Generally tidy up. a
4. Start dyeing. a
5. While waiting for dyed fabric to cure
------a) Hoover and dust upstairs and clean bathroom a
------b) Make up beds a
6. Wash out dyed fabric. a
7. While waiting for fabric to wash out
------a) Go into attic and put boxes in and take toys out a
------b) Make sure house is child proof a
8. Take fabric out and iron while damp I'm doing this now!
9. Tidy up kitchen a
10. If I'm still up start on embroidery samples and handouts
otherwise start this tomorrow morning. This will be
I may never blog again! I can see my time just being eaten up by that Frog! Grin
Friday, February 17, 2006
In the search I found a notebook cover I'd started some time ago. Probably the same time as I started the red piece I posted yesterday. Similar ideas. This one is on yellow silk with wax crayon marks and an ironed on nappy liner which had been crayoned over as well. Then I bondawebbed some hand-dyed fabric triangles and bits onto it. I then added hand coloured hand-made paper and dyed fleece (off a sheep) and then machined over all this. Well I started but need to continue. The trouble is that now I'll have to use different paper and fleece as I doubt I can find the same stuff but then that will give it more interest anyway. Think of all the things I'd find if I moved!
I am reading this book! It was recommended by Alyson B Stanfield who is an ArtBiz coach. It is very good; one of the best books of this kind I've read. And I am following its principles to the letter. So my frog of the day being the cat quilt that is the first thing I'm going to do tomorrow morning. I haven't finished the book yet...no time...so I have yet to learn all the wisdom that is included here but I have no doubt it will help me to be more organised and make the most of my limited time. I have been very good today and didn't have the computer on at all this morning. It can't be off all day as I need to check business emails but I haven't allowed it to distract me.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Monday, February 13, 2006
Sunday, February 12, 2006
I really do enjoy these quizzes. I found this one on MargaretR's blog. I like the shininess of the picture and also it reminds me of chocolate. Can't be bad! And yes, I suppose the result is a bit me. I am a dreamy soul and can quite happily go off in my own thoughts. My grandmother used to say when I was small that my imagination was too big for my body. Well I reckon I've grown into it now!
|Your Brain's Pattern|
You have a dreamy mind, full of fancy and fantasy.
You have the ability to stay forever entertained with your thoughts.
People may say you're hard to read, but that's because you're so internally focused.
But when you do share what you're thinking, people are impressed with your imagination.
Saturday, February 11, 2006
I haven't got time to blog as I'm in the middle of a big dye! So here is a pastel drawing of African Violets that I did recently. I tore the paper so have stuck some crayon coloured fabric ivy leaves over the tear! A bit incongruous but at least it holds it all together!
Friday, February 10, 2006
top left the original painted paper. top right and bottom left are original prints on different fabrics. top right is a textured fabric and you can see how the texture is accentuated. Bottom right is the one I did just now - much paler as this was a piece I did nearly five years ago to try out the colours.But still a glimmer!