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Jul 20, 2017

Landscape Issues

We had another painting night a few weeks ago and picked out a "tutorial" image from Pinterest. It turns out I needed Bob to explain the steps, I just can't follow a few pictures and feel like I did a good job. This is what I ended up with that night:

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I was very disappointed so covered it up with gesso and tried my hand at a landscape from my imagination.

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This was from one of the first days of painting, I ended up adding some purple mountains with snow and then didn't know what to do with the meadow in front so I soaked the canvas to remove all the paint and decided to try again.

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As you can see, this is not a landscape, it started as one, but I didn't like my clouds so smudged it all into the pretty background that reminds me of unicorns. After a few days of looking at that, I decided to just add some lines/spots in a grid a tiny bit like Agnes Martin (but obviously not as thought out/precise as her work). I like it better than my last few paintings.



Jul 18, 2017

Denim Prep

The denim quilt I was planning got pushed back while I worked on wedding projects. Now that the wedding is over I'm actually working on the quilt! I purchased a pattern to follow since I don't know what I'm doing and figured following instructions would be easier than making it up as I went along.

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The pattern is Opposites Attract by Meredith Daniel & Alison Glass and is a three color quilt with the option of a fourth color. I've decided to use dark denim, light denim, and light denim dyed purple for my main colors with some of the floral denim as the fourth optional color. I hoped there was enough denim for a queen sized quilt, but I'm not sure there is. Currently I'm preparing larger pieces of denim to dye and figuring out how large of a quilt I can make. The 8.5" squares seem to be the limiting factor right now, I may be doing some piecing together for some of the larger squares. We will see how it goes. I hope to have everything dyed and most of the pieces cut out this weekend.

Jul 13, 2017

Wedding Wands

During a crafternoon a few months ago, Chelsea, Katie, and I made a hundred of these cute wands for the bride and groom send off. I waited to take photos of them until the wedding, but didn't take any photos at the wedding. Luckily the excellent photographer got a photo of them and shared a sneak peak of the photos yesterday!

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The wands were a hit even though we didn't do a good job tying a few of them and the bells came loose. Also, if you are looking for a photographer in the Seattle/Marysville area LillyPhotos was wonderful. 


Jul 11, 2017

Too Many and Not Enough

I've been a little slow with my craft projects this last week so today I'm sharing photos! While trying to pick out a few pictures I noticed I haven't really taken many since my trip to Scotland so here is my interesting selection:

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too many donuts. too many earwigs. burba. christmas cactus. pressed pennies.

My new goal for the rest of the summer is to take photos every week; I need more photos to choose from for my next photo posts.