I first met this strong looking woman about 7 years ago. We used to pass her on our daily walks . She stood tall, weathered by life experiences, feeling her age yet soldiering on – that is until she gave way for a fire break… I’m glad I started her portrait before her demise and have reference photos.
Strength In Adeversity – Helen Lock
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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We saw more yellow wildflowers on our way to Margaret River on the sunny 31st. So we had it all – sunshine, freedom and a little flower!
One Must Have Sunshine – #Inktober 2018 Day 31
Yay! I’ve caught up with posting and that ends my Inktober 2018.
The Valley Of the Giants Tree Top Walk in Tingledale, WA, on the 30th, was spectacular. At the highest point one is 40 metres high but some of the more than 400 years old Tingle Trees are 70 metres high!
Reaching For The Sun – #Inktober 2018 Day 30
Even the sun had a lazy day at Peaceful Bay on the 29th!
Lazy Day At Peaceful Bay – #Inktober 2018 Day 29
We left the Porongurups for Peaceful Bay on the Great Southern Ocean. There were peaceful lagoons but at this time of year the wind creates plenty of wild surf in other parts of the bay. All beautiful!
Peaceful Bay, WA – #Inktober 2018 Day 28