BEEN MAKING STUFF

I do have something to show for all the time I haven’t been blogging. It just isn’t easy for me to get on the computer and start writing. It looks like I left off with the Anne Brooke Tag Challenge a year ago, and at times, that certainly was a challenge. But I got a lot out of it and really enjoyed slow stitching. Since then, I’ve done other challenges for fun, travelled a bit, continued knitting and I’m always enjoying time with friends and my expanding family.

I think I’ll work backwards, beginning with the most recent pieces. I can’t seem to get enough of collaging, making little books, journals, tags and such. Too bad I’m not a writer for all the journals I’ve accumulated! These are some of the tags I’ve been making from old book pages, vintage bits of ephemera, images from old garden catalogues and books, photographs, sheet music, labels. Pretty much anything that has to do with paper I will glue down.

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The little notebook on the left tucks into its own envelope

I’ll be back with more in the next few days.

WELL…

It probably appeared as though I had vanished from the blogging world, and I will just say that I was distracted by other things.  Namely, knitting.  It’s become my new obsession.  But I want to get back to drawing, collaging and painting, so I thought the best way to keep myself on track was to reboot my blog.  I’m going to try.

I did this gelli-printed piece to give an artist friend.  We’re always talking about all the supplies and messes we have in our workrooms and this sentiment is perfect!

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Yes, it’s been awhile…It has been such a busy and fun summer, but I’m finally getting back into the groove with some new work.

Out in the garden the other morning doing some pruning and dead-heading, I was inspired by the different dried seed pods to make these collage pieces.

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