March 22nd, 2014
Paint like Braque class. Not the best thing I have ever done but it was fun!! Sometimes that’s all that really matters.

Paint like Braque class. Not the best thing I have ever done but it was fun!! Sometimes that’s all that really matters.

February 18th, 2014
So our snowman’s face has started melting off. Is it just me or does he seem a little dramatic about it???

So our snowman’s face has started melting off. Is it just me or does he seem a little dramatic about it???

February 17th, 2014

Is anyone else using these crazy things?! They seem to be really popular right now but I can’t bring myself to buy one yet. Am I missing out??

A bit of snow fun since we have had so much lately. Now back to creating!

February 12th, 2014
centuriespast:

Myra Albert Wiggins (American, 1869-1956), Mt. Jefferson, Oregon, 1891, gelatin silver print,
Portland Art Museum

centuriespast:

Myra Albert Wiggins (American, 1869-1956), Mt. Jefferson, Oregon, 1891, gelatin silver print,

Portland Art Museum

(via australianlady)

penelopeteapot:

perfect

penelopeteapot:

perfect

(Source: lauryngreen, via littleknitsco)

February 8th, 2014
February 7th, 2014

Match Burning In Slow Motion

(Source: descepter, via fionaistheoddoneout)

February 6th, 2014
YAY!!!

YAY!!!

Last night I took a painting class at a local studio called Paint like Cezanne. It was so much fun! No matter what medium you typically work in trying out something new can be informative and inspirational.

I am absolutely not a painter. But looking at an idea from a different perspective can broaden your horizons and also answer questions about problem areas in the medium you typically use.

Going to this class gave me a fresh perspective. It can be challenging and intimidating taking a 2 hour class but it is well worth it. With about 30 minutes left I panicked and thought there is no way I will be leaving with a finished piece. But that is part of the beauty of these exercises. In the end you pull through have fun and learn a lot. I can’t wait to go back!

Paint like Cezanne class at a local studio. We made these beautiful pieces in only 2 hours! It’s always refreshing to take a class and learn something new.

No matter what medium you typically work in taking a class in a different medium can give you a fresh perspective. All mediums can offer solutions and inspiration. It can be challenging to try and complete a painting in the span of two hours, but I bet that you will surprise yourself in what you can accomplish!

February 5th, 2014
This quilt was a nightmare! The scalloped edges drove me absolutely crazy. The pattern said so easy anyone can do it! Ha! Well it’s done but it took me forever. After taking a break from it for several months I felt like I owed it to myself to finish before starting another project. 

I ended up reworking the entire thing 3 times and after everything I am still unhappy with the fabric choice. I usually feel like I make good choices with pattern and color. Often that is my favorite aspect of the piece. But this one was a total flop. 

In the end my mom fell in love with it (because that’s what moms do) and it ended up under the tree for her at Christmas. She was thrilled and I was thankful, mainly because I didn’t have to look at it anymore :)

Either way, lessons learned and on to the next project!!

This quilt was a nightmare! The scalloped edges drove me absolutely crazy. The pattern said so easy anyone can do it! Ha! Well it’s done but it took me forever. After taking a break from it for several months I felt like I owed it to myself to finish before starting another project.

I ended up reworking the entire thing 3 times and after everything I am still unhappy with the fabric choice. I usually feel like I make good choices with pattern and color. Often that is my favorite aspect of the piece. But this one was a total flop.

In the end my mom fell in love with it (because that’s what moms do) and it ended up under the tree for her at Christmas. She was thrilled and I was thankful, mainly because I didn’t have to look at it anymore :)

Either way, lessons learned and on to the next project!!

February 3rd, 2014

Finishing up my spring wreath just in time for the groundhog to predict 6 more weeks of winter. Hopefully he is wrong!

I love love love working with felt. I’m a little late to this game but I see what everyone is going on about. I used flower patterns that I found on Pinterest and added in a couple of variations. In the last picture all the pieces have been hot glued onto the wreath frame. The first two pictures show them tacked on with quilters pins.

February 2nd, 2014
landscapelifescape:

Lago di Garda, Italy
 Reverie by Kah Kit Yoong

Nature is the best inspiration.

landscapelifescape:

Lago di Garda, Italy

 Reverie by Kah Kit Yoong

Nature is the best inspiration.