Thursday, February 18, 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Hi pals! Happy Wednesday (and inauguration day). How are you? We woke up early for the gym this morning to find single digit temps....brrr. Truth be told, the winter hasn't been too bad...so we can take it, I think. We have a couple more days of sunshine and highs in the 30's during the day, and then I'm told it will plummet again. I better get to playing with those pups in the yard before the big freeze. The pups and I carve out a little time every day after lunch to go in the back yard and romp. Callie Mae is a ball fetcher, while the old boy, Bosco, is a perimeter checker. Sometimes he will get his blood up and break into a jog if you pick up a stick that he wants.
Anywho!! On to the news!!! I'm HAPPY to share that my Spoonflower shop is finally up and running! My designs on fabric! It's so much fun!!! I'm introducing three designs right now...and I'm hoping (heh heh...fingers crossed) I can get a few more designs done as the year goes on.
"Colorful Heart Grid" is, of course, the one you see on the left in the pic below. It's a reproduction of one of my mixed media paintings, using acrylics and collage papers. I bought a big hunk of that one in the petal signature cotton. I'm thinking a skirt....but also think the pattern will lend itself to being stitched into other fun little crafty projects, like art dolls and pillows. We'll see.
The other two prints are mixed media abstracts I created a while back on paper. "Smoky Morning Sky" contains ranges of grays and pinks with little surprises like lime, yellow and tiny bits of red. "Changing Course" is predominantly shades of green and aqua, with a touch of hot pink, black and yellow. I love how these worked out too....even the pencil and crayon scribbles show! I ordered fat quarters of cotton of those two, so I'll probably cut those up and put them in small stitching projects as well.
Spoonflower is a wonderful company to work with. The quality of the cotton that I ordered is just lovely. I haven't washed it yet, but the reviews I've heard indicate this is up there with a cotton from a quality fabric store.
Would you like to shop? Click HERE to reach my Spoonflower shop.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Good morning friends! Most of you have been following along on social media with my tall skinny August journal that became a tall skinny September journal due to derecho. But I thought I'd pop in here and start getting caught up with sharing the rest of the journal on the blog. The book is all done now....all filled up...I even embellished the covers, inside and out, and it's now a beloved treasure on the shelf with the rest of my completed journals. It's SO SATISFYING to fill a book cover to cover. I'm currently starting in a spiral bound sketchbook that was started and abandoned way back in the day. Will post some of those pics soon.
Lately, around here, we are settling into fall. October is one of my favorite months. It's our wedding anniversary months, and we love Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. Every couple of years, we love hosting a Dia de los Muertos party. This would've been the year to do it again, but alas, the Corona has other plans. So I'm turning my attention to little projects around the house, touching up paint, cleaning out a drawer or a closet here and there, and I even....drum roll please.....am getting a jump on ornaments. WHAT??!! I've never painted my ornaments this early. We'll see how long I can stick with it. Ha! Anyway, howdy, hello and hugs to you all. Hope you are staying healthy and well. We're gonna make it. More journal pages to share soon. Love, D