After a painting session, there were leftover paints ...
so into the journal I went. Most of the still wet paint went over journal pages and smooshed around
It's raining here today. And the spring color is beginning to emerge. I love the bright daffadil again a murky sky and the magnolia blossoms are beautiful when their trunks and branches are rain-darkened.
We're all crazy about Pinterest, right? And there is nothing better than inspiration books so let's make some photo albums from Pinterest boards.
Here's what you'll need:
Cardstock cut to 11" x 5.5" x 4-6 sheets. You can used double sided scrapbook paper for the cover awl, bone folder, old mouse pad, binder clips, #18 tapestry needle, waxed linen, thick pearl cotton or smooth hemp, washi tape, pens, glossy business weight paper (available at Staples, etc.)
Here's the link for the Pin Downloader I use. Please respect the artist's work from Pinterest.
Hot off the presses and now available to all...Diana's A Pocket Book of Stitches!
This pocket sized (quarter sized) 16 page hand illustrated color how to guide includes Diana's favorite stitches: Back , Blanket, Chain, Coral, Couch, Feather, Fly, French Knots, Herringbone, Lazy Daisy and Isolated Chain, Running, Satin and Stem: all the stitches you need to create beautiful embroideries. Also included is a page of Tips.
The pocket guide is printed on cover weight paper stock and is hand assembled and, of course, stitch bound.
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I've been bitten by the pattern bug lately, again.
and so, it is sneaking into my class schedule. Last week, I had my first Meetup class in the studio. We had a blast making patterns. These photos show the segment of class when we were playing with brush strokes. Paula found inspiration in a traffic pattern.