30 minutes creativity per day… Days 88 – 91! Bulldog Puppy stitching progression to completion ☺

I have been busy over the past few days completing the bulldog puppy, and have here for you the sequence of its creation (along with the odd tip or two) taking up where my last blog post left off… with HEAPS of pictures!   My first task was to further stitch the outlines – but … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Days 75 – 87! I’ve been very, very quiet – at least on the blog front!

  I’m back! Did you miss me? Maybe, don’t answer that! ☺   My 30 minutes creativity per day unfortunately had to go out the window due to being very busy getting five magazines print-ready (Embellish issue 30, Textile Fibre Forum issue 126, Felt issue 17, Yarn issue 46, and Vintage Made issue 9). All … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 66 & 67! Minutia

  Today, and yesterday, I have been adding to the finer details on my little wren. You may wonder why? Well, the original file is actually 13500px square – so there’s a lot of detail in there ☺   However, on the scale of placing it up on a computer (or other platform) screen, it’s … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 62! Underbelly.

  Feeling a little less “off” tonight (may it keep going this direction!) – Thank you for your good wishes ☺ I do appreciate it.   Back to my fairy wren / blue wren ☺   Next step is to attack the underbelly. I created a number of layers, some using quite transparent colours and … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 56! Black and white is now shades of blue ☺

  Having finished off the re-creation of the doodle drawing, I spent some time today re-creating (for the most part) the colour scheme I had used in my version from years ago (the one where I hadn’t known as much about graphics programs…).   I’m very happy with how it has turned out! I have … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 55! Black and white is black and white ☺

  In some ways I can’t believe that I have managed to make it to day 55 of making sure I set aside at least 30 minutes “me”  time to do something creative! Quite proud of myself. Nice to put “me” first ☺ (those who know me well, will know that this is not what … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 54! Turning black and white – with a touch of red.

  Today I didn’t feel like stitching. Instead, I had a look back through some files on my computer for inspiration and came across this piece I had drawn up some years ago: At the time, I had (not particularly successfully when I look back at it) used the computer to add colour (not shown … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 51! Winging on my way ☺

  You know, you can spend a lot of time on a small area within a drawing or painting and not have all that much to show for it… but if you had spent less time on it, it would be obvious that you hadn’t done as much…   Well, that’s today! I’ve spent quite … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 48! Photoshop and fairy wren

  Back to the fairy (blue) wren to have a play with Photoshop to “colour” him in. I’m learning about layers and sizes of the brush – apart from changing shades of colours all the time. It’s rather like drawing and sketching with coloured pencils ☺   Today I focused on the black areas, the … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 40! Out and about with a camera.

  Thankfully, this afternoon we had a cool (coolish) change come through after temperatures reaching the high 30s – so my son and I took a walk along a small section of Gardiners Creek to check out the bush. Of course, I took my camera in the hopes of finding some reference material for sketches … Continue reading