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 73 & 74! Feeling artistic.

  Feeling rather artistic at the moment ☺   I’ve been doing more on my blue wren – you’ll have to wait to see that one.   In addition, I’ve been having a play. What do you think of the pattern / design below?   And then there’s this one too:   I really quite … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 58! Breaking photos

  After yesterday’s fun with placing photos behind my weaving pattern, I thought I’d have a look at breaking photos up into three or five sections, spread out as if they were hanging on a wall. To do this, I created a couple of templates using Corel Draw and Photoshop and then started playing with … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 57! Revisiting weaving pattern.

  I showed you on Facebook the other day the woven pattern with the owl face within it on selected panels in the design:   Today, I’m having a little play further with that idea.   The basic pattern is shown below, with a bit of shading to attempt to make the weaving a little … 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 25! Cross stitch kangaroo silhouette.

  Well, it is Australia Day tomorrow, so thought I’d do something iconic ☺   A Kangaroo!   I drew up a silhouette of a kangaroo and created a cross stitch chart from the drawing. Here’s the chart for you to have a go with stitching yourself:   Having done this, I thought I might do … Continue reading