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.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
This was my very thermofax screen that I have burned myself and then tried. I had been using my old art/history notebook as a sketch book for my theromofax screens. This allows me to recycle (one of my new years resolutions coming up) and to try out my screens prior to putting it to fabric. This was a sketch of a city scape. My favorite aspect is that it is less than perfect. There is something so unique about the sky line of the city.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Embarking on the path to doodling was not an easy one. I wasn't sure what to doodle. So I figured I would try. I sketched this in pen first and then painted this with water colors using my koi brush. It didn't have any deep meaning when I started the doodling but as I got done I had read a book in which the woman said, "The glass is half full doesn't seem enough, then it must be brimming!" Hence how it got it's name. Even more special this piece was completed in perfect warm weather, hence the happy color pallette.