My mantra for 2019 is ‘focus’. Focus on the main game, which is for me is visual art. I’m battling though, mostly because I have ‘tennis elbow’ and a torn tendon of my dominant arm.
So once again needlework has been my primary creative outlet, this time because for some reason it hurts less than drawing or painting…
I have been attending a small painting group which has helped me to at least attempt a work in ink – a work in progress.
Here are some pics of my creations in the past month or so. Next time there will be a work of art to show – there will, there will…
For Maren Due On Australia Day
My great niece was due on Australia Day which explains my choice of colours! She was born in England more than a week late but healthy. 😊
Going With The Flow
I decided I needed an embroidery travel case. I just started stitching on a remnant and did whatever came into my head. I wish I could paint that way!
Then I decided I needed a lightweight travel wallet! Made with scraps and a zip in my stash.
Boro Wallet -Front
And a grandson wanted a blue t-shirt with a Paw Patrol Plane – what’s a Nana to do?!
Paw Patrol Aeroplane T-Shirt and Shorts – Handmade With Love
I made more items but you can have too much of a good thing, can’t you?!
No posts since Inktober?!!
Not good that 2019 kicks off with the same resolution as 2018 – Make More Art!
There has been some progress on my latest tree portrait….
Started in 2017! Still going…
and lots of creativity of the stitching kind:
Seahorse and Butterfly – Inspired by the fabric
Seduced By Cute Fabric
The pattern said Fast and Easy – It was not!
Inspired by an Op Shop sheet!
Old Became New
A 5 pocket shoulder / bum bag from scraps with Boro front pocket.
The back pocket was ready made!
Seduced By Cute Fabric – Again!
A Girl Has To Have Coordinating Accessories!?
And I crocheted and stitched 15 Xmas presents. Yes I need to focus on the main game!
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I’m glad I didn’t make any New Year resolutions for 2018 – especially not ‘Make more art!’
On reflection though, I have been drawing designs, selecting ‘supports’, composing, coordinating colours, improvising, turning mistakes into happy accidents – so making a different kind of art – or is it craft? 😀
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