Monthly Archives: July 2011

Buried blog post treasures

My blog, back in January 2006! I’ve already mentioned that since the database move there has been quite a lot of blogging behind the scene going on here. As I am tagging old posts and rearranging my categories I am … Continue reading

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Kurbits – painting the Dala Horse

I’m continuing our guided tour as part of the Craftalong today. We are at Nusns, where the Dala Horse is created. I love the craftsmanship of the woodwork behind these horses, but today’s post will be a bit more colorful. … Continue reading

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Where the Dala Horse traditionally is made

If you have been to Sweden you have seen the traditional wooden Dala Horse (Dalecarlian), and if not I’m going to show you how it’s made and how it looks today and tomorrow. Yay! And a reminder: the photos in … Continue reading

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The summer light makes it beautiful

There is nothing ugly; I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful. John Constable Please follow and like:Related PostsSeeing … Continue reading

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The creative process is a crooked road

Index Card, July 1 2011. In this post, a few of my index cards, from July 1st to July 10th. I thought you’d like to see them. I hoped that was the case. In any case, I like to share … Continue reading

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Colour swatches and poetic words

Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches. Federico Garca Lorca Colour swatches belongs in your journal. This months crusade is about colours and naming them. It’s a welcome reminder that the Art Journal is an ongoing experiment, … Continue reading

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Daisy Yellow Love

Thank you Tammy of Daisy Yellow for always inspiring me! Your inspiring blogging always makes want to create something, anything. You’ve even made me get a brayer of my own and several of your favorite pens! There is an index … Continue reading

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Scanning some quick doodles to play with

I love to doodle, and draw little creatures that I just come up with or have seen somewhere, like these owls. They look so awfully tired, or bored. They were probably born during some meeting. They were drawn with a … Continue reading

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Finishing a fabric ATC

I thought I’d show you how I “finish” my embroidered Artist Trading Cards. I’ve noticed that in textile art the last touch to the work is very important. An ugly edge or badly made backing can really take away from … Continue reading

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Pimp your Moleskine – another patchwork journal

It’s Pimp Your Moleskine time! I know, it’s my favorite craft too. This time I’ve turned a regular Moleskine into a patchwork journal (with owl image on the front cover since last week was hoot owl week around here!). I … Continue reading

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