30 minutes creativity per day… Day 109! The results of doodling.

The results of doodling.   My mind was still on small items, and went to easy shapes, which led to bird shapes (possibly due to the two cockatiels sitting behind me singing).   The doodles looked like something I could do with the sewing machine, so I set about it.   First step was to … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Days 102-107 Wipeout! Day 108! Back in the swing ☺

Dratted head cold!   Mind you, I did, when I was awake, manage to watch some creativity on TV – including catching an episode of Landscape Artist of the Year 2016 which I had missed the first time around… to find Moy Mackay was one of the artists!  Love her felt artworks!   Nothing so … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Days 96 – 99! Expanding on the prototype. Bag bling / bag charm.

As you saw in my last post, I have a jumping off point now to refine and / or change from. I decided to do both ☺   Using the original pattern, I wanted to make a more stylised baby bird – which meant shorter tail, larger head, and smaller wings. The thin paper I … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Days 92 – 95! Developing a prototype bag bling (or key chain) bird.

“What are you doing?” you may well ask … well, read on ☺   Starting from scratch developing something can be a bit daunting. I’m trying to create a number of patterns for pieces which may be used as either bag bling (bag charms) or on key chains for the ladies of The Embroiderers Guild, … 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 63, 64… 65!

  I lost a couple of days there over the weekend… my illness took hold, shall we say… I didn’t even make it to the Machine Embroidery Guidance Group meeting at the Guild! (Thank you Rhonda for taking the group for me ☺)   I did some relaxing (and sleeping) – but there’s not much … 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 36! Photoshop additions to pencil sketching.

  I dabble a little with Photoshop, but don’t pretend to know how to use it very well…so I’ve decided to have a play (or at least start to) with adding colour to my Fairy Wren drawing using Photoshop and layers. To do this, I have taken the white background away, and made everything that … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 7! Blue Wren

Hmmmm… not sure if I should be doing my creative bit last thing in the day… my brain is now quite awake! Mind you, the fact that it is still 30 degrees outside (and won’t be decreasing much, if at all, overnight) might have something to do with it?   My 30 minutes certainly extended … Continue reading