Tuesday, June 21, 2016

"Each Day is Precious" - Art Journal Page

Hi, Everyone,

It's been quite a while since I created one of Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesday pages.

Mine turned out quite different from hers because I didn't want to play with modelling paste or paints and brushes today.  I watched her iw4.1.15 video then created the pages below.  I used tissue paper, washi tape, and my Fineline Applicator to write with filled 1/2 and 1/2 with Golden Black Fluid Acrylic Paint and Golden Fluid Medium.  The paint mixture takes quite a while to dry, but I absolutely love how it turns out.

Have a look:

Each day we are given is precious,
so make the most of each one.

Have fun creating!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sewn Patchwork Blanket and Raggedy Andy

Hi, Everyone,

Over the last few months I have been sewing a patchwork blanket and Raggedy Andy for one of my new grandsons I am expecting around the beginning of July. My daughter is expecting a boy.  She is a food scientist who likes nature and dogs.  When she was little I made her a raggedy blanket and a 36" Raggedy Ann doll, which she still has today. So of course I had to make her little one a matching Raggedy Andy.

For Andy's clothes, I hand sewed patches on a baby onesie and a pair of jeans to match the blanket.  At first I sewed on 2" strands of gray yarn for hair and when Andy was all finished I put him in the dryer to fluff him and hopefully remove any dog hair that may be lingering on him.  When I took him out of the dryer I was shocked to find his hair tightly curled tight to his head.  Oh dear, what do I do? Well, out came the yarn and I added several layers of 8" strands of yarn on the top third of his head, then gave him a hair cut.  I love the way he turned out.

Have a look. . .

I love being able to do what I want to do when I want to do it. 
Life is precious, so enjoy it while you can.

Have fun creating!