Monday, June 30, 2014
I wanted the title to be The Patiently Passionate Party Aftermath but that seemed a bit of a mouthful.
Sixty five is a significant number age wise . Now that the party is over I shall pick a generic age and stay there. 50 sounds about right; young, but with some wisdom under ones belt! lol And for any who follow a church calendar, it is the year of Jubilee- when all the captives are set free. Definitely applicable to my captive creative self.
I have been thinking a LOT about passion. Not so much when I was partying but mostly when I was sitting on the lawnmower. What makes for a passion in my creativity? I think part of it is a mindset. I am feeling to make some changes. Usually I change before I think about all the ramifications but since I am now officially wiser, I'll take the rest of the year to ponder them. But I'm a thinking that Holly Hobby is gonna look for a painting smock pattern and a beret! lol
It was a great party!
Friday, June 27, 2014
I am not planning on becoming a sketcher of all things natural and decorative. But it is a tool and certainly is a useful one for my creative tool box. I learned all kinds of useful things and most importantly, an artist must connect to the stimuli and then please him/her self. I also learned that an exact replica is not often the goal and it is the 'mistakes' that give it character and define the artists style.
I am delighted that I really did finish. I have one or two parts I want to review but I have only a final comment to add and then school will be out! :)
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
HSTerical Quilt Along has helped get my Noah's Ark top completed. The chopped off look kinda bothers me but I shall get the top into the gift cupboard and ready for a youngster. My niece had a baby boy but I'm not sure Noah is appropriate. ;~) It floats here as we have rain forecast for everyday this week.
My math is always dicey but I think I need about 50 blocks for this June wall hanging. edit: I multiplied and I should have added. vbsigh. Now I have 20 extra centres. :(
And now it is time to bounce around the country and see what the gals are doing on The Needle and Thread Network! I hope there are places in Canada where the rain isn't bouncing off the peonies! :)
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
With a self imposed restriction on computer start time and the fact that Blogger is having issues I feel like I am making hay even though the sun isn't shining! LOL
I have another week before my Sketchbook Skool ends and I have been motoring along.
What I have learned so far is that sketching isn't my Passion. Mixed Media collage is and I can diddle, well, I guess doodle, in my sketchbook journals and get ideas for my collages. It will be a tool and will certainly improve and enhance my grey matter so I can more effectively create! yay!!!!
Monday, June 23, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Blogging has been a time of discovery and just when I was starting to think I might be unique- wham. Here I am in a pigeon hole! lol
I don't do horoscopes but I do know that I am born under the Gemini sign. I definitely relate because I am such a dichotomy! I am impulsive but such a procrastinator. :(
Once again I have a 'bright idea'! I am trying to be a bit more moderate so I am trying to consider all the ramifications these 'bright ideas' entail. I am gonna give it at least two seasons to percolate. :O
The good news is that the Rooster is the next zodiac sign and summer is his season to crow!
Bring on Summer!
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
I need to stop the flood that is washing away my time! vbsigh But I do wonder what kinds of floods (ideas, projects, fabrics, finished projects, mosquitoes, etc.) the gals on TN&TN are experiencing
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
But that wasn't the surprise. The surprise was that I got so caught up in the making that I never thought of capturing any photos until I had the cord wrapped around the bulging books, the pens secured and I had laid them down to consider how to gift wrap them. It was two days of bliss. Luved it!
The Rooster was reaching for the truck keys as I very quickly spread them out for a few quick shots! :O
I did so enjoy making these that I will definitely be making more and learning how to make them better!