Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Monday, August 20, 2012


"The best day of your life is the day on which you decide your life is your own. No one to lean on, rely on or blame. The gift of life is yours....." Dan Zadra

This is a page out of my lyrics journal. One of my truly favorite songs by the Fray. This page was fun to make as the actual signs are from cross village michigan and were taken by my camera. I drove around in my jeep taking sign pictures on a super hot day. It was a blast. I used a diet coke can to make the circles and stencils to add dimension.  A white paint pen was then used to pen the lyrics.  I think everyone has had a moment in which they needed to stop and refocus their life. Often the signs are confusing, or the road looks long and winding. Usually, if we just take them time to stop and think about what we really want the answer is right there in front of us, clear and easy to see.  This journal page captures that moment for me, and my life has been better ever since.

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