Tag: Art quilts

Connect with your Creativity!

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I am so close to finishing my 100 Days of Painting project and I have learned so much through this process. As I was painting it became more clear to me that I could share some of what I learned with other people that are struggling to be creative.  With that in mind I am developing a 7 day creativity kickstarted that will help you start and maintain momentum in being creative. Honestly it’s not just for painting or drawing. Being creative could be cooking, woodworking, gardening, decorating, writing! Really it comes down to what do you want to do with your hands and heart…what is calling you and what would you like to try to do if you could do anything?

I am working on the videos and PDF’s this week and will hopefully have something organized and ready to launch next week. 

  
I have also been getting so close to the end of my 100 days challenge…and planning my next one! Silly me but I really am just brimming with ideas and plans.

Day 85 – I really love this one and think that I will be painting from life more often.

 
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And since I didn’t already have enough to do I started a new art quilt series that incorporated my mixed media girls and quilting. This is the first one in a series that I am planning to work on in the evening.

 

   
So next week I will be completing my first series of 100 paintings and starting my next series…more details next week. I should also be officially launching the start of my “Connect with You Creativity” email series. And I will have managed several naps during that time!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!
 

Art Wall Hanging

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My summer vacation is quickly creeping up and so that also means the work is gearing up and I have had little time to work on painting. This past weekend I squeezed in some time to create a wall hanging for a colleagues new baby.

I started with piecing together some scrap pieces in a neutral colour scheme. I then added some multicoloured machine embroidery. I them quilted it to make it nice and dimensional.

Next I painted Mya on with some gold Silks acrylic glaze. Then back to the sewing machine where I free formed a metallic purple thread around her name to make it stand out.

After I finished that I realized that it didn’t stand out as much as I would have liked so I started outlining with black thread. I then started doodling black thread flowers and vines as a frame around Mya’s name.

After I was happy with the final product I painted a canvas black and mounted it on the canvas using Gel medium. This way the wall hanging would look like it was floating on the wall.

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