This first photo below is a collage of sketches I drew a few years ago. I was reorganizing some notebooks, and pulled these out to take photos. I find it rewarding to discover past art and craftwork and recall what I was trying to do at the time – plus I find it fun to… Continue reading Past and Recent Artwork
Lately, to relax, I’ve been puttering. Creatively puttering, that is. It is difficult for me to just sit and play with art and craft materials without an end product in mind, because I think I need to be productive – must. produce. something (or must tend to some urgent task)! And yet, children creatively putter… Continue reading Playing with Colour and Pattern
Until last week, I hadn’t made any hand-drawn and hand-coloured original art notecards in awhile! But as happens in this varied-media artist’s life, I got the urge to sit down with my array of Sharpie markers, watercolour paper, and black cardstock to create some new cards. Every August I scour the back-to-school sales to see… Continue reading Original Artwork Cards!
Here we are, halfway through January, after another busy December. It seems that as my teens get older, they get more involved in community activities. This past Christmas season, they were involved in choirs and in running sound boards for numerous events. The days swirled by, but I enjoyed looking at my tree with the pretty… Continue reading Mandala, Sunhat, Christmas Projects
Carrying on from my last post, I ended up buying MORE argyle wool sweaters and making THEM into mittens which then quickly got sold! Samples: My fair last weekend in Halifax went well. My mittens gained a lot of admirers and new owners. This Saturday I am participating in a local artisan show at a… Continue reading Shows, Argyle, and Flower Power
Yikes, I forgot to write a blog post about the then-upcoming craft show I participated in this past weekend! Anyway, it was the fourth annual one for the NS Art & Craft Sale, and it was my third time participating. The two organizers do SUCH a great job, and they love doing it!! I’m so glad… Continue reading Craft Shows, Floral Sheets, More Projects
I’ve been busy again with making mittens, a couple of bright wristlets, some pillowcases, and some art notecards. Here we go… I will have fifteen pairs of recycled fluffy wool mittens for sale! I created my own mitten pattern using my knowledge of geometry (that was fun!). I started off using some thick wool, but then… Continue reading Mittens, Wristlets, Pillowcases, Art Notecards!