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Fun with Gouache

Fun with Gouache

The Kiddo joined in my recent adventures with gouache painting, and together we watched Deanna Maree Studio’s “Get Started with Gouache” videos (it is a free class she offers). The class is wonderful! It is a full intro to materials, techniques, and the basics of color mixing. I definitely recommend it. In the class, your … Continue reading

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project

Are you participating in the 100 Day Project? It’s where you commit to doing something (of your choice) for 100 days in a row. (Find out more here.) I decided to do 100 teacup designs, using the same outer teacup shape that I drew but a different design each day. I picked this because I … Continue reading

Catching up

Catching up

I know I do not blog much any more. But, as it is a new year, I am trying to “catch up” and get back at it, because I really do enjoy it. To start catching up, here a couple pictures from this last Autumn that I never shared. The Kiddo wanted to be a … Continue reading

Ice Cream Work: Surrealism, Sand Art, and a Giveaway!

Ice Cream Work: Surrealism, Sand Art, and a Giveaway!

Surrealism began in the 1920s and is an art and literary movement. It involved artists like Salvidore Dali, Rene Magritte, and Max Ernst. Surrealist art surprises the viewer, putting together elements that wouldn’t normally go together. It is characterized by an attempt to show the imagination and dream-world in a visual form. Naoshi (Naoko Kikuchi) … Continue reading

More Candlemas Fun

More Candlemas Fun

I just wanted to share a couple other Candlemas related goodies. I participated in a wonderful Waldorf swap for the holiday, for which I made wooden St. Brigid’s figures (it was a Candlemas/St. Brigid/Imbolc swap). One side is St. Brigid, the other a candle. They are made from poplar and were wood-burned and water-colour painted. … Continue reading

St. Lucia Day

St. Lucia Day

December is filled with many chances to celebrate! December 13 is St. Lucia (or St. Lucy) day. This day is very popular in Sweden, although St. Lucia was actually Italian. “In the liturgy of the Church, Saint Lucy has held, and still holds today, the inspiring position of a saint whose very name reminds the … Continue reading

A Winner & New Work

A Winner & New Work

Thank you to everyone who entered my lunch bag pattern giveaway! The random number generator picked comment 9, so Patty is our winner (I just emailed you Patty so get in touch with me if you didn’t receive it)! Thanks for all of the great comments. Virginia’s lunch bag patterns are still on sale through … Continue reading

Hand stitched gifts, just because

Hand stitched gifts, just because

This past spring I was overcome with the urge to make each of my siblings something hand-stitched. This is one of those somethings that I made, this one for my younger sister and her husband. I asked her for a favorite quote of theirs, and she told me a couple. This one by St. Teresa … Continue reading

Art Workshops

Art Workshops

This summer I am once again teaching workshops for FOVOPA. They are such a great organization, bringing all types of art to their local community. The two workshops I am going to teach are PomPom Creations and Doodles: from 2-D to 3-D. The topic of PomPom Creations is kind-of self explanatory… we’re making different things … Continue reading

I love swaps!

I love swaps!

I recently did a tea swap and this is one of the packages I received: This one is from Germany. She included my favorite, Earl Grey, plus others I have never had. Happy sipping for me! I also did a winged stuffy swap (I made a flying gnome). I received this lovely little owl! Look … Continue reading