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Friday, April 28, 2017

Fabric Scrap Collage

While weeding through my fabric stash I started
pondering what to do with all my scraps. 

A hand full of my fabrics reminded me of 
skin tones which lead me to start cutting. 

For now, the pieces are tacked down with glue. 
I have to figure out a more permanent way of 
securing it all together. 

All of the options that I can think of (hand-stitching, fusible web,
free form sewing with invisible thread) seem overwhelming
at the moment. 

I'll figure something out. 

She's not quite finished yet, but here's what 
she looks like so far.

I definitely want to make both eyes black and 
add more hair. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you peace, love, and joy.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Birdy's New Digs

A few months back my husband and I came
across a good deal on some scrap wood
that a neighbor was selling. 

Shortly there after, I hear him out in the backyard 
sawing and hammering away.  

He brought me the cutest bird house ever
and asked me to paint it. 

It was kind of big and got me thinking
that it really needed to be mounted on a 
wooden stand of some kind. 

We came up with a stand design together and he made that too.
(It's so nice having a handy husband). 

Then it was my turn to start painting!

I never really plan out my designs in
the beginning. They sort of form organically,
and start to take on a path of their own. 

You can see that I love folk art
and funky designs. 

I put a flaming "love" heart on the back,
along with some prickly pear and yuccas on the side. 

I love wabi sabi in art~ perfection in the imperfection. 

To me, that's one of the things that make art beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wishing you peace, love and joy.