This beaded piece caught my attention. I so want to do a large scale beaded project. I am thinking still life with organic shapes, but there is no time to even dream about it right now. Sketching and keeping an eye out for great ideas is the first step, right? And - getting some projects on the work table completed.
Friday, February 25, 2022
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Monday, February 21, 2022
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Friday, February 18, 2022
100 days of colour. 6 done. 94 to go. It's easy to do now with cold weather keeping me inside. What happens when it is suddenly warm?
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
The poor dear was never really named. She has been Mamma kitty for at least 17 years. We don't know exactly when she was born, but I know she was around before Jon and I got married. It's amazing to me that an outdoor cat has survived this long with all the wild animals around. She does seems to walk with an eye on the sky (eagles), and close by when I take a walk thru the woods and back field (owls and coyotes). Today she followed me on a 45 minute walk! My lesson from her to to keep moving!
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Yellow and purple, opposite on the colour wheel. I don't like this combo. At least not in this pure state, way too harsh for my eye.
Monday, February 14, 2022
Sunday, February 13, 2022
And it begins...
Yellow is a favorite of mine. I like the bright cheeriness that glows from this beautiful color.
Yellow symbolizes: happiness, optimism, energy, joy and creativity. It also symbolizes cowardice, anxiety and jealousy. But, we won't go there!
For my 100 days this year, I am digging into learning more about colour. I feel that in 100 days that I won't even scratch the surface. I will concentrate on fabrics and stitch, with a bit of paint if I find myself falling behind.
My sister (the science teacher) had suggestions that dealt with light, rods, cones and other sciency things. I then started thinking about colour in terms of emotions and how one reacts to various colours. My sister in law is an optometrist. I imagine she would have a different view on how I should approach my colour study! 100 days is certainly not enough.
For now, I have a brief outline of things I want to learn, with a bullet journal to cross off the days.
And a colour wheel. That is a good place to begin.
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Last spring I purchased a number of these plants to use on the tables for my nieces high school graduation party. I didn't keep the tag, but it is some sort of succulent. Yes, I could look it up and figure it out. For now it's just "Corinne's plant". I really like the texture and gentle plant colour.
It hasn't done well this winter, but I did notice babies forming a few weeks ago. I decided it was time to snip one for rooting.
Friday, February 11, 2022
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
What I learned from stitching with a 4 year old:
Kids can easily cut wonky shapes. If I can do it, I shall try to cut with my left hand. Or blind folded!
The end product always goes home to mom for display on the refrigerator
Color. Lots of bold bright color makes any art project better.
Don't take too long. Little boys have a short attention span.
Kids always want to do what you are doing. No room for just watching.
Always end a project with excitement and a crazy leap over the sofa.