Tuesday, February 3, 2009

At Home and Its Snowing!

Where does the time go? That is my profound statement for this week. On Marie Z's blog she suggested playing this game. Grab the book closest to you. Right now. Go to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post your sentence on your blog. My closest book was the Artist's Way. Really! Try it, it may be exactly what you need to read, mine was.
I am home to the cold and snow. The drive north was uneventful, all the roads were clear and dry. We decided to head home the second day and save the hotel money which I spent at the Duty Free shop. Today we got 5 inches of snow so it was a good decision.
Above is another embellished archway piece, the embroidery is in progress.

While at Madeira Beach, I also worked collaging in my sketchbook, mementos of what I did on our vacation. I paint and stamp the pages ahead of time.
My visit to the Dali Museum .

My visit to the local boutique area called John's Pass.

For this week's personal symbols class, I started on my Matisse like collage. Here are the Beach symbols arranged on my painted peltex. The symbols are also painted peltex.

This is an outdoor shot of the Painted peltex. I mixed primary colours to get other colours. I was not able to make black with these paints, therefore a blue background.

Sketches of my Beach symbols in my sketch book.

Matisse inspired piece with some stitching, simple embroidery stitches. I've learned that it isn't easy to get the needle through all that painted peltex. I should have listened to Sue about putting the glue on the back. Ouch!!!!

In other news, I am a new member of the Round Robin Group called The Exquisite Corpse. I really can't say anything about the topic of our intended work but it is exciting! You can see other completed EC's on the blog. Each artist covers up their work except for 2" for the next person to see. Our leader is Arlee Barr from Calgary. My friend Anne Marie is also a member.
Sadly, I am not getting my puppy this month. The mom had her pups prematurely( all boys ) and they were not healthy enough to survive. Our breeder is trying to find another puppy for us. If she finds one it will be meant to be. I believe in destiny, if it is meant to happen, it will. I am also looking on line at other breeders for a little Schnauzer puppy! I am not meant to be DOGLESS!
Where does my time go? This is worth contemplating and considering on how to make better use of my time! One of my goals is to get more organized so I have more space to do my art. I definitely will NOT contribute more time to housework, it is always there and gives little satisfaction. Tomorrow after lunch with my good friend, it will be time for making art. Until next week, happy stitching friends!


KaiteM. said...

"turning corners and weaving up the sides, the number of elements in each direction doesn't matter";
pg 56, The Mad Weave Book by Shereen La Plantz; i'll post it up into my blog later. How absolutely wonderfully inspiring, thanks. K.

KaiteM. said...

how sad, to be 'dogless'. Hopefully another one will come to you soon. K.

Doreen G said...

Hi Donna
I'm glad that you liked my CYBER FYBER ATC--Thanks for letting me know that you received it.
You asked about doing Dale's Embellisher class- yes I did but I did her first class.
Maybe you recognise my name because I am a Cyber friend of Ann Marie's