I finally found the time to make some Night Owl Pillows with my Lift Your Spirit collection. The kids were so excited to help stuff the pillows and name them. The blue owl is named Midnight Martin and the yellow is named Butterfly Boop. Then we ran around the yard taking silly pictures. I was happy with the eyes. I found felt buttons and layered two sizes for extra dimension. It was fun to pick the color combinations.
We find a reason for putting on our boots as we walk through the vegetable garden maze. If only it was muddier for Chloe and Chet; they like the sound of the squishy mud under their protected feet. I take a moment to photograph a beautiful daisy. A surprise moment occurs, a butterfly flutters by and lands on a Candium hybrid lilly. I get a chance to photograph this butterfly close up.
Posted Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Here is my latest project. I made a Lift Your Spirit Craft Pocket Wall-Hanging. The pockets are great for storing everything from markers, dvd's, small paper pads, little toys, hats and more. If you flip the Wall Hanging over, it becomes an art backdrop for your children's latest artwork. If anyone is interested in getting basic instructions, let me know.
If you are looking to create this quilt with my Lift Your Spirit Collection, here are some quilt shops that may be close to you or on-line stores that are carrying this line. This quilt was designed by Heidi Pridemore. Quilters out there, I would love to show off you and your designs.
Well, here it is an unplanned pumpkin planting. With all the storms and rain, we hadn't gone in the back yard for a few days and then magically, there it was a four foot span of pumpkin leaves! I guess last year after Halloween, I put an old pumpkin in the garden and through the winter a little seed found it's way into the soil and rooted itself. We have never had a pumpkin growing in our back yard. I am excited.
One of the things I have done for years is create my own collage journals for inspiration. I love looking at the color combinations and textures. If you ever have writer's block or artist's block, go through magazines or the web to open your mind to new possibilities.
Posted Sunday, June 12, 2011
The World Choir Games will be taking place in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2012. Over 40 countries are coming to Cincinnati to compete. Along with the singing competition is a mascot competition to represent the World Choir Games. I decided to enter. I am among the winners, winning the Creativity Award. I thought the Parakeets made sense as they are beautiful singers and barber shop quartets are historically a great way to represent the USA. Here are my sketches and computer illustrations of the Parakeet Quartet I did. I look forward to attending the competition!
Posted Friday, June 03, 2011