Sunday, May 31, 2020

May : Prayer flags banner finished

Creating my book for May turned into a banner of prayer flags and I'm loving it. These 'pages' definitely fulfil the brief of being a monthly creation
 on book pages that is small and gorgeous, mixed media and stitched. I chose my words early on and stamped them on fabric with permanent ink
Next was to create my bases of book pages topped with organza and I took the opportunity to stitch some little elements too
Then it was over to intuitive layering 
First I made piles of papers, fabric and trims that could be included
It all came together very easily after that gathering.  Enjoyed the play again of making tyvek beads
and including old lace pieces and lovely sari ribbons
 It was a joyful and heart-led project. This is the entire banner followed by close-up shots of each word flag. 
Looking forward to a new project creating my book for June.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Journal 52 : Week 21

Journal 52 is a weekly prompt from Effy Wild 
(Free HEREthat I'm creating on a deck of jumbo playing cards 3.5'' x 4.75'' (8.5 x 12 cm)Each card will include stitch, a found word, and be inspired by the project I've been working on that week or what's lying leftover on my work table. 
See the original post HERE.
#21 : Frolic Had to wait a bit this week until ready to frolic. Chemo is hard - on the body and on my mental state. The weekend was challenging but I was very lucky to be able to have my mum come and stay - that helped...a lot. As did watching these 2 delights together
This week I've been struggling with wanting to work from home but not being well enough until I realised I had to let that go and focus on resting and replenishing.
Inspiration for this week's card : gorgeous blues in both those viewing pleasures and I found a blue "frolic" to use instead of my usual dictionary word which is extra fun. I also had a lovely serviette with blue butterflies on my work table, some ribbon from a recent gift of baking and frolics should always be accompanied with music...Using the 5 of Clubs for my base card as work through my 5th treatment cycle.
Haven't been able to make art for a while. Feels so good to be able to do that today. The card is a bit messy and imperfect - just like me 
These are the 4 cards I've created in May.
Find all my Journal 52 posts HERE 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Journal 52 : Week 20

Journal 52 is a weekly prompt from Effy Wild (Free HEREthat I'm creating on a deck of jumbo playing cards 3.5'' x 4.75'' (8.5 x 12 cm)Each card will include stitch, a found word, and be inspired by the project I've been working on that week or what's lying leftover on my work table. See the original post HERE.
#20: Bliss In the PDF Effy asked "What brings bliss among the ruins? What gives you comfort?" This weekend we were finally able to see people outside our bubble. Saturday was the first time I've seen and hugged my closest extended family since March. It was amazing to see them and then on Sunday I was so lucky to be gifted an amazing quilt made with love by the 7 members of my quilt house group. We were meeting weekly before Covid-19 and are talking about hopefully resuming in June. They are my bliss inspiration this week. 
I love my positive plus quilt and am staying optimistic and happy through my fight with breast cancer in no small part due to the love and support that I have from so many lovely friends and family. See more about the quilt HERE.
I decided to begin with a 7 💗 card and background paper and tape that was around my parcel. 
I love the meaning behind this one and am happy that although this isn't my best art card it captures a special feeling that will instantly reconnect me when I look back later.
Find all my Journal 52 posts HERE 
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