Saturday, June 19, 2010


I've been enjoying tutorials posted by various mixed media artists the past few days. I plan on making several of the projects and this is the first one. I happened to have everything I needed to do it! My spoon reads "Such is the nature of maternal understanding." Having a pre-teen daughter I need LOTS of maternal understanding. :)

The tutorial is by Kelli Nina Perkins. The video tutorial can be found here.  (Click on the "here")

If you have not checked out her book Stitch Alchemy, you should! I'll post a piece I did with guidance from her book. The instructions in it are just as wonderful as the instructions in her spoon tutorial.

Thanks Kelli!

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Painted lady #1

My sewing machine was in the shop for 3 months, my camera broke, my printer/scanner was dying. The machine is now fixed, I'm borrowing dd's camera when needed, and I have a new scanner/printer (they are really getting cheap).

What I have been doing is painting, collaging, stamping, layering, generally just messing around. Here's a painted and collaged piece I did in April. More vibrant in real life, it started out as a page meant to be folded into a journal book but turned into a piece in itself. The back, now forgotten, was painted and collaged too.

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