Monday, 19 March 2018

Veni Vidi Vici

The challenge last week for Joggles Art Journal Adventures was to use the number three, and if we wanted, use 3 words that go together. The first thing that I thought of was: "Veni vidi vici". That classical education sometimes produces starting results! This saying that means:" I came, I saw, I conquered" is usually attributed to Julius Caesar boosting after a quick victory. I could not resist incorporating the man himself in an image cut from a book I used during Classics lessons in school. A bit of nostalgia never does much harm.
The background  of this spread (done in a 9 x 9" Bee Paper Mixed Media journal) was made using the L607 Soulful Scribbles Let Go stencil designed by Traci Bautista for Stencilgirl Products. I added collage using Tim Holtz's tissue wrap  as well as rubber stamping with small round Tapestry stamps as well as a stamp from the Mish Mesh stamp set designed by Nathalie Kalbach for Stampendous.
 The focal image came from a magazine although I have no idea which one any more. I have a big box full of stuff cut from magazines and this one seemed to suit with the big eyes and glasses. The stamped eyes on the right hand page came from a set designed by Jane Davenport.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Back in a white world



Both dog walks today were done during snowstorms. Very exhilarating but cold!

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Icy Reflections

Both walks today involved snowstorms with a bit of sunshine thrown in too. It was freezing though!

Friday, 16 March 2018

Art Cards 62 - 70

Here is the latest batch of nine artcards. They are part of my #365somethings2018 project on Instagram where I hope to end up with 365 cards, one for each day of 2018. If you want to see them appear individually each day you can find them all on my Instagram feed.

I'm really enjoying how they all end up looking very differently. I make backgrounds usually in groups of 9 cards, then add collage, rubber stamping, stencilling etc. And then every day I finish one or more cards completely and stamp a day stamp on for the day I finish them. They go in a pot and then I select one to take out and post every day.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Art Card 73


In dire need of a picture on this uninspiring day this is art Card 73 on day 73 of 2018. You can see the other ones thus far on my instagram feed.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

MiniMini 35

It has been longer than I can remembered since I last made and shared one of my minimini quilts with you. They are all sized 6" (or 15cm) square and are made in the style of modern quilting. They will all be put together into one large piece of work one of these days and I'm wrestling with the question of how large I want that finished project to be. But I know that I still need more blocks so I have picked up the fabrics I use for these pieces again and produced this latest oval version.
Like all the previous ones this one too has been machine quilted, raw edge appliquéd with hand stitching and hand beaded with size 11 seed beads.


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