A new year begins, a welcome, an invitation to to each new day, for hopes and plans for the year ahead. In 2015 I learned the power of 15 minutes – 15 minutes of de cluttering a day, 15 minutes of daily yoga. Doing things in small pockets of time regularly makes a difference. IContinue reading “15 Minutes”
Day five of #100 Days of Beautiful Words and I am starting to flag already ! The ‘inner critic’ works it’s spell by making me vague and forgetful, I almost forgot yoga as well as delaying my start on today’s word. I chose ‘Angel’ today to call on help with the above phenomina.
‘Yes’ Maggie Winnall Mixed Media Textile,hand Painted and machine stitched ‘Yes’ is the ultimate affirmation. Positive, pithy, powerful. I’m saying ‘YES’ ! To an unexpected holiday from the day job today! Which means I get to celebrate my grandson Reuben’s 6th birthday. What are you saying ‘Yes’ to today?
Working through the assembly sequence is interesting because of the different weights of cloth I’ve used. The red, pink and purple are furnishing weight cloth, which makes the wallets cosy… with a chunky feel. The black/dark grey works well, it lies flatter and is easier to stitch and accommodates the quilted templates more easily thanContinue reading “Yes- the Oysters are shaping up.”
A fantastic benefit of handwork, it’s portable! As this beautiful summer continues, al fresco stitching in the park adds to the enjoyment. Settled under the shade of the trees , hearing the sound of children playing, I stitch my ‘thank you’s’. Selecting colour to define each letter. Enjoying how the colour of the thread influences theContinue reading “Al fresco stitching”
…….with colour and like all the best love affairs requires the qualities of honesty, reflection, hope, joy, to name but a few. So I’ve been reflecting on how I use colour presently, looking honestly at what I aim to achieve. As a child I responded to colours set out before me, as an adult IContinue reading “Still In Love…”
For a long time I have been trying to fathom how to include lots of pictures, aka known as a gallery, into my blog posts – well now I know. You can find out too at learn.wordpress.com- under the ‘Get Flashy’ title in the left sidebar.. It gives examples and instructions. I like this grid format. WhenContinue reading “Gallery Opening”
…….with colour. In the attic room, scattered on the floor were a few wax crayons and a scrap of paper. We were viewing the house. It was for sale. Dad picked up a crayon and rubbed it across the page, he added a different colour over the top then more colour again, the bright clear hues mergingContinue reading “Falling in Love…..”
IT looks like I will have to unpick ‘yourself‘, the white twill cloth is fraying and this is not the look I want. I may even change the font while I’m at it…sometimes when you have invested time and energy, it’s hard to admit the results aren’t working and make the changes…..but once you do…it releases stuckContinue reading “Express Yourself”