Sunday, October 29, 2006

Vintage Halloween Postcards and New Book

There have been quite a few really charming old Halloween postcards added to the pool in my Flickr group, Vintage Holiday Greetings Postcards. I didn’t even realize that people sent Halloween greetings...

I treated myself to an interesting book, Beading on Fabric: Encyclopedia of Bead Stitch Techniques, by Larkin Jean Van Horn. Lots of eye-candy and inspiration there…

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Zinnias: Nature Journal Drawing

The Zinnias are still blooming…

Saturday, October 21, 2006

More Faux Leather

Here’s yet another version of the faux tooled leather technique. I wanted to try red paint but, this time, instead of collaging the textured papers; I just used a single sheet.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

A Quick Check in...

Things are a bit chaotic here on the business front – well, more chaotic than usual, anyway. Burning the candle at both ends! And I just signed up for Joggle’s Personal Library of Stitches with Sharon B - so I hope things calm down a little by the time class gets underway. I’m just going to have to try to follow along as best I can… Have I mentioned before how much I hate it when work interferes with my playtime?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Goodbye Winslow - Hello Moleskine...

Winslow was sold and will be going home tomorrow! I will miss his wistful little face… I am currently working on a new Santa named Walter, also dressed in vintage pink chenille.

And I christened my first Moleskine sketchbook today with a little watercolor drawing of some dogwood leaves and bright red berries. It’s not the greatest surface for watercolor paints, and Moleskine does manufacture a sketchbook dedicated to watercolor. Might have to give that a try if I can find one. Anyway, now I can join the "Moleskinerie" group on Flickr. That was on my “to do” list for this year.