Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in my world and to all those who fulfil of the role of mother.... blessed are you who love unconditionally, protect and nurture the young and vulnerable. Enjoy and celebrate today... 

Image : "Masked Owl Protector" - art doll: Wilma Simmons 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Brooching the Subject #3 - Winners!


And the winners are .... Congratulations to all the artists who participated in this competition - every brooch is very special . Special Congratulations to the winners.
Thanks to Jen Florey who had the difficult but happy job of choosing winners from such a fine selection of beautiful miniature art works.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Red Cheeks - Stitched Faces

With my sewing machine threaded up with black thread and the feed dogs down, prepared for free machine stitching for another project, it was not a hard decision to stitch a couple of "faces " for Tag Tuesday where one of the team's designers, Michele  has chosen "Faces" as the current theme. 
These are free stitched  on a Bernina sewing machine - nothing fancy, just lower the feed dogs and add the spring loaded darning foot... I don't design before hand and just use the machine to sketch, hence these faces are in no way symmetrical or beautiful. I like the spontaneity of these and they take me only about 15 minutes to complete. I then cut out the embroidery and adhere it to a prepared cardboard tag. 




Thursday, April 25, 2019

Which envelope is yours? Days 13-20 #The100DayProject.



If you sent me a letter (or a bill) by post recently, then one of these envelopes could be yours.... for #The100DayProject, I started on 2 April to create a collage on a used envelope each day. The theme for the collage is inspired by a daily walk , so the project is a double challenge for me - to take a walk and to create a small piece of art every day until 10 July.
Here are the results of Days 13-20...










Sunday, April 21, 2019

Anything Industrial?


Anything Industrial is the theme for the current Tag Tuesday, with fantastic tags as inspiration by Tag Tuesday designer, Sandie. Not sure if I have gone a bit off the mark with this interpretation, but my tag depicts "remembering".... remembering what a place was like before it became a technology park and industrial centre.  I am sure there are many places you revisit, and remember perhaps a more rural scene from childhood, far from the current high rise, industrial  and high technology cityscape.  As a feature of this collage, I included a person  riding  a bicycle to add to the theme, as it  has been said, 
 "A bicycle is an industrial revolution in an individual’s life ..." 
(F.K. Day, Founder of World Bicycle Relief, 2012 )