Category: Arts & Crafts

Friday Stitch Day update: October 15, 2021

We have a finish! Well, a couple, but let’s work big to little: I buckled down and wove in the ends on the “Pretty Maids” by Joyce Fassbender shawl that I mentioned last week. Then I buckled down and wet-blocked it to really finish it and get it stretched...

Friday Stitch Day update: October 8, 2021

Well, somewhere in the back of my mind I thought I had a couple half-done knitting projects kicking around somewhere and sure enough, they turned up when I was cleaning out the spare room closet. First up, “Interlude” by Shannon Dunbabin, knit with some handspun yarn I bought a...

Friday Stitch Day update: October 1, 2021

Happy October! It’s the season of wanting warm knits. You’d think that would mean I would have touched my Wassailing Stole as mentioned in last week’s post, but you’d be wrong. Instead, I tried my hand at knitting socks. Well, one sock. Well, I got a couple inches in...

Three small finished canvases

Well, they’ll be finished once all the acrylic gel medium slowly dries clear in a week or so… but that’s nothing to do with me. I think I forgot to post a couple other small ones I finished this week, but whatever…...

The Stones Match the Hair #2

Companion piece to the first one. This one is as follows: acrylic on canvas, ribbon, embroidery thread, acrylic rhinestones, glass beads, ink on paper, an old thrift store rhinestone earring (I was gonna just wear them, except the little prongs on all the rhinestones kept snagging my hair), perle...

The Stones Match the Hair #1

ie, both are fake… Finished up the first of my little 6×6″ mixed media canvases today, got another 7 clogging up my desk. All have acrylic painted backgrounds and appliquéd ribbon, some also have rhinestones or beads sewn on. Next is to do some small drawings and sew them...

Still Life with Leopard Booties and Fake Croc Purse

I’m starting a series of watercolor and marker/ink still lifes, mostly for fun, somewhat to force myself to draw from observation again instead of just cartooning or working texture-wise. When I get enough of them, I might rent a local gallery space to do a solo show, who knows…...

Finishing touches on an old landscape

Finally got around to painting the edges of a landscape I did in 2016, signed it, and added a few extra squiggles with acrylic ink: Not gonna bother adding it to the portfolio site because this one is destined for my kitchen wall, lol…...