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…
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.
The words are not an actual Carroll quote, it’s essentially a paraphrase of an exchange between Alice and the Cheshire Cat in Chapter 6 of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland:
Uncertainty is where things happen. It is where the opportunities — for success, for happiness, for really living — are waiting.
After I made some swatches with my new White Nights Watercolors, on loose paper and in my art journal, I decided to do a test painting. A square one, just for fun. I decided on blue, and started in the middle of the paper…
I found this as I was going through the folders on my computer. I didn’t post it with the other pink or blue-green altered vintage postcards, those that I sent out to the swappers on my list. This postcard was part of the series, but made especially for someone I love very much, of course. It’s a message of love, to share with the special people in my life.
I ♥ the feeling. And I think it’s important to say it out loud too, sometimes. To share your heart. To write it out and send it. To spread the message. To dare to feel it.
I’m interested in lettering. My collection of quotes needs to be part of my art, in some way. Recently I lettered a quote in my Art Journal. From Yoda, who says Impossible to see the future is.
I wrote this quote down after watching the new episodes of Star Wars on TV three nights in a row. I also used it in the year in review post that I ended 2014 with. Yoda is such a wise guy, well worth quoting.
Even a true artist does not always produce art.
I got a whole batch of awesome art supplies for Christmas, so I guess I must be very loved or something… Well, the truth is I ordered them myself and then got my mom to pay and give them to me. I pretended the surprise, but not the happiness. Art Supplies is the gift that keeps on giving you know.
I got a new box for my old watercolors, a pad of square watercolor paper, two sets of paint brushes and one of the best things was a whole set of 24 artist watercolor pans. Hallelujah!
I have never owned a whole new set like this before so just opening each of the “candy bars” got me extremely excited. It was like 24 tiny gifts inside a big package… The brand is Russian and called White Nights, and they are really nice.
Eye candy time! It’s a snowy and cold Sunday here, and I’m looking at the starlight in the window again, the one I light myself. You might have seen it in my instagram feed before or in my Dear Photo Diary recently but I don’t care. It’s a freakin’ pink star, and it shines in my window every night. I love it!
I came upon another one of my earlier posts, this one from 2009 (!) called Let’s have a TED talk moment recently, and was reminded of how much I love a good TED-talk. So I compiled another list for you guys, with some inspiration on the power of doodeling, taking time off from work, aging with grace, happiness, and having too many choices.