When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.
Last week ended up a whole blank week around here. What? Nine days with no posts from me and my corner of the world. I’m not even sure when that happened last, maybe a few years ago? I usually try to post something, no matter what is going on in my life, because a blog needs content. And I am a content provider…
I am a coffee addict. How about you? What fuels your creativity?
I got a kit of gouache paint tubes from a friend. It’s my first try with gouaches since school, and it’s always fun to explore new paints. Gouache is similar to watercolors, but my watercolors are not in tubes, and the goaches are more dense and not as opaque.
I love creating art, craft, text, books – you name it. Here is a list of other things that is on my love list right now. Because, you know… love is in the air.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
It’s Valentine week, I’m sure you noticed. Isn’t it awesome?
As usual I dive into the heart theme without hesitation. It’s my favorite symbolic holiday, even though I do not care much about the actual day itself. I am a sucker for romance and love, but what is a single girl to do? Doodle hearts, and dream on! Right?
The above heart rows started a while back at my friend’s house. I tried out all my red and pink watercolors, and made small and big hearts that finally covered the whole page. Then when everything was dry I filled each heart with some kind of design. Continue reading
You can have brilliant ideas, but if you canít get them across, your ideas wonít get you anywhere.
There is snow covering the ground and the dangerous icy patches, right now. I took my camera out for snow watching. Continue reading
We shouldn’t pay attention to whether our words have any influence, whether anyone listens to us.
The most important thing is to remain faithful to the beauty as long as we live; to love it so as not to worry about anything around us; to sing it a hymn even when the whole world is falling apart.
I got a little kit in the mail before Christmas. In it a pattern for a heart ornament, a piece of red felt and some white floss (and an embroidery needle)! What a simple, cute and lovely gift, right?
I decided not to do wool embroidery on the fabric, but go the iHanna style route and add glitter! So I sewed on sequins and stitched some with white metallic thread .
I am so happy to introduce you to an online class – where I am going to be one of the teachers!
I’m part of Alma Stoller’s STITCHED 2015 – a yearlong class with lots of video workshops and inspiration! It will start March 1st and end March 1st next year (2016). It consists of over 25 online video instructions, including my class! Yay!
If you buy it now you will have lots of time to watch and be inspired by Alma, me and other awesome ladies.
My part of the class is called Stitch with Love.
In my workshop I will show you how I create Artist Trading Cards on fabric (miniature pieces of art), use free-form stitching, create mixed media embroidery by painting the fabric, what kind of threads I like best, how I store my cards, and how to finish of a textile artist trading card! So, lots of inspiration I hope. Be warned though, I talk a lot and smile way too big sometimes… But I think this is so much fun. I am crossing my fingers over here that you will be inspired and happy by this too! We’re working with the symbol of the heart.
Here is some more information about the other parts of this class:
This awesome class consists of:
It’s the lens through which your brain views the world that shapes your reality. And if we can change the lens, not only can we change your happiness, we can change every single educational and business outcome at the same time.
Mom sewed many of these kitties a while back, and they’re tiny! I decorated this one on my own. Pink scarf, cute nose and baby blue bead button eyes.
Painted pages in very old book. Will be torn out and used for collages.
Thanks for your kind words on my last post my dear friends. There is a lot more than January-blah going on inside my head, but I will talk about that in another post, another time. The block might even have something to do with the fact that I picked writing as my one little word this year. The word that will guide me to the thing I really want to do right now, or hinder me? It will be a challenge, but now it’s chosen and I’m going with it. I’ll report back to you how it feels in a month or so. Anyways. Writing…
I was just reminded of a text that I actually did write recently, though not for this blog. It is called The Story of Pink. It’s about how I fell in love with the color, and how it has become my signature color more and more through the years…
The Story of Pink is, among a lot of other great content, published in Tammy’s colorful and art journal prompt filled digital zine, Daisy Yellow Zine! You can buy a copy of this issue (lucky number 13) here (or any/all of the back issues), or wait a bit and try your own luck below…