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!
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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! :)
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Labels: Sketchbook Skool, sketching, style
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Wow, the worktable bounce
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! :)
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Labels: summer, TNTN, wall hangings, WOW
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!!!!
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Monday, June 23, 2014
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Saturday, June 21, 2014
Goodbye spring - hello summer
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!
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Thursday, June 19, 2014
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Wow! The work table is flooded!
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
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Labels: applique, basket block, TNTN, wallhanging, what if..., WOW
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
One more chapter
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!
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