Saturday, 22 November 2014

mixed media mini gift cards

Recently I have participated in a conversation with other creative souls
 and it led to an exploration of 'stuckness'.
Fortunately or unfortunately, I have, to date, never had this issue.
Mine is the opposite:

I have so many ideas floating in and out of my head,
 especially when I am supposed to be sleeping peacefully!
 I lay, awake, thinking ....but what if I did this??? or tried that????

Recently, my solution to this A.D.D.'ish challenge was
 to create a series of mini gift cards to try and exhaust my 'what if's'.
Unfortunately, or fortunately, ideas and explorations
 beget more ideas and explorations...
 I made over 100 cards!

I included this picture since in it you can see my beloved Bernina! 

Luckily, my guild recently had a show,
 and so I had the cards for sale in the gift shop.

If the idea of exploring mixed media techniques intrigues you,
 I would encourage you to check out your local stationary store.
Often they have overstock of plain cards and envelopes that they sell off very cheaply.
 Good paper stock is essential.


Sunday, 2 November 2014

baby bliss

Dying Fun

Recently I was lucky enough to travel to Israel to meet the newest member of my extended family.  As it happens he is this most adorable red head!  Open hearted and full of curiousity, it was a joy to be with him.  In his honour, I created several dyed 'onesies' that I bought prepared for dying from Dharma Trading:
It is so much fun to dye clothing that has already been sewn and prepared for dying.  All that is left is choosing the colours.  He just turned 1 year old but I bought him size two since he is such a big healthy guy!

Discovering Nana's Canadian pine cones!