Tag Archives: Design

Abstract patterns – Ink and Watercolor

I’ve been spending time thinking about patterns – how can we form good habits, why is the world the way it is and are recent events a repetition of past events?  The world around us is built on patterns and we … Continue reading

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Ladybug watercolor

I have been learning and experimenting with my scanner and photo editor in order to improve the transfer of my paintings to digital format.  Here is a watercolor ladybug I worked on today where I used some of my new … Continue reading

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Rework as Rebirth

Spring is my favorite season.  We associate spring with new life and the disintegration of the old and dead.  But, new life comes from an ancient process of repetitive  renewal.  There are many perennials in our garden, and when I … Continue reading

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Learning new stitches

Mary Corbet, owner of Needle ‘N Thread, has posted several embroidery tutorials on YouTube.  All of the basic stitches are there, but she also demonstrates rare stitches as well.  This is where I learned about the colonial knot and the … Continue reading

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Commitment to Art and Craft

This past year, I made a commitment to work consistently on watercolor.  I also began attending a sketch club in order to improve my ability to draw people.  There were also some YouTube videos which helped my skills tremendously.  Proko … Continue reading

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Watercolor 2

I recently purchased watercolor tubes, brushes and paper.  This came about from rediscovering my watercolor pencils in the bottom of a desk drawer.  The pencils were fun, but they seemed better for fine details.  I found myself wanting to just … Continue reading

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Nuno felting

Back in 2012, I attended the New York Sheep and Wool Festival for the first time.  Like many crafters, I have a habit of impulsively buying materials and then storing the items for years before using them.  I picked up … Continue reading

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