Happy New Year!
I finished some great projects last year, and I have some new ones already on the go.
I thought I'd show some photos of what I am working on, which illustrates perfectly why this can't be a quilting blog or a painting blog, or whatever.
Just recently finished:
An art journal for my friend Linda in Canada. I have utilised book making skills, quilting, textile painting, stenciling and beading
Also for Linda in Canada, a crochet scarf.
Just for fun, a watercolour. The design isn't mine, it comes from a Dover colouring book
(Ed Sibbert jr) and I traced it onto watercolour paper to experiment.
And this is what I am working on currently:
A peyote beading project which was supposed to go on my Christmas tree, but probably won't hand there this year as it's taking longer than I thought. But I'll finish it even though the tree will go down so I don't lose momentum on it (it's quite a complicated pattern for me)
This colouring jigsaw which I gave to my daughter for Christmas and we are working on it together.
A quilt for a customer (which was supposed to be Christmas present, but she gave it to me a few days before Christmas - then I got sick anyway. Luckily she didn't expect it to be done before the 25th. I had a Kidney infection, so no working through that). This quilt is custom, using rulers, so it's time consuming and hard on my back, so I can only work about half an hour before taking a break.
And that is only week one in January!
So I hope you can now see why I can't make this blog just about one thing. Well it is (kind of) it's all about creative things (and I haven't even mentioned the two books I'm working on as well).
I start a new job in a few days as a receptionist at Lawson Physiotherapy and Pilates (2 to 3 days a week), so things will slow down a bit....
But this is my arty life!
Tomorrow I will outline my long term goals for the year and list the projects I would like to work on (once I finish the ones above). I do like to finish things in one craft type before starting anything else in that type. So things do get done.
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