IN WHICH I GO AWOL FOR A WEEK AND IGNORE MY RESPONSIBILITIES
I guess just laying out accomplishments for the past year and thinking about the upcoming year totally flummoxed me and I escaped into netflix bingeing and irregular hours. It did not help that my husband was away from home this week-as I told you before, we live in each others pockets so when he is gone, I am half a person searching for my other half.
I am beginning to regain some equilibrium and played with my lovely new Derwent Inktense pencils. WOW are these nice. Here is the quick and easy project I have been working on. I first double stitch quilted the design
and then painted in the colors. I used 8 colors and I used aloe vera as a fixative-not that I know anything about this but just what I have read from other designers who use Derwent Inktense.
I think this is very pretty and I love the colors. Here is the quilted version before painting:
In a way, it is hard to be presented with a tabla rasa-a blank canvas- with no limitations or hints as to how to proceed. Limitations really help a designer.
This design is from Edith Choiniere. She has a free design each month. Her webpage is:
She has interesting designs and is generous with her ideas and teachings.
Once a year for a couple weeks in the spring, we are visited by Red breasted Grosbecks. One is at the birdfeeder as I write. They are colored as if painted by an artist with an eye to perfect composition. My photos do not do this justice to this bird's beauty.
YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN!
(I love purple)
Ah spring! and what is more appropriate to the season than flowers especially beautiful, many colored tulips and tulip fields from Holland:
The obligatory windmill!
you know she is in Holland right now exploring quilt shops and everything else she can find in Holland. Maybe she is seeing some of these beautiful fields.
That's all for this week. Happy quilting until we meet again!
I am linking up with:
Slow Stitching Sunday, Bambi's Blog,Patchwork Times, Em's Scrapbag, BOMS,
Esther's Wow, Let's Bee Social,Whoop Whoop, and Off the Wall Friday, and Finish or Not!