Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Back in Action…


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This could easily be my perplexed look as I stare at the new computer screen while trying to rebuild all the photos and documents lost when my old one picked up the crypto virus a couple of weeks back. Fortunately I had quite a few things backed up on a passport device, but just trying to adjust to the new programs while finding the old stuff has been a nearly full-time job. Anyway, I have been doing a little- very little- in the sewing room. One thing I’m enjoying is the online course Radiant Faces. This project is the girlie-girl made in Christy Tomlinson’s class. It has tons of texture and many layers of paint, paper, stamps. I made mine on canvas paper so that I can stitch the edges and then include it in a fabric book eventually. It was very relaxing to work on, and I needed relaxing after the computer fail.


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Another lesson in the class is taught by Tamara LaPorte. She showed how to make an “inner child” face. So this is my attempt. Tamara also uses a mixed media textured background. You can see my inner child is a little blue-eyed Catholic girl who loved cats and books- especially Nancy Drew mysteries. I read them all. I'm enjoying the different styles of each instructor.


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And lastly, I’ve been making a pillowcase dress for Little Dresses for Africa. Nancy’s Notions has a free pattern for making the dresses which you can see in the photo along with a corner of the dress. The rose trim is a luscious piece I bought at our guild’s recent quilt show. I don’t know where that’s going to be used, but just getting it out and gazing at it fondly will work until I find a project. Thought you might like to see it, too. It is soft, and just beautiful! So I’ve been out of the loop of late, but trying to creep my way back. I have been able to visit blogs and read e-mail, just not post or send. But now- back in business!

5 comments:

Susan said...

so sorry to hear about your computer. I'd better do some backing up. Love your girlie girl. It does look like lots of fun.

Nancy said...

What a fun class. I like your girlie girl but I love your inner child….She is so precious….
I am sorry about your computer. They are like cars - when they don't work properly you want to scream and throw things.hahaha Looking forward to seeing from this class...

Createology said...

Computers...DRAT! Mine is have issues. Your faces are wonderful. Thank you for making dresses for Africa. Blessings...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I feel for you with computer issues. I've been having on and off again problems with my computer, but I've been lucky that I didn't get a virus.

I can't believe I missed your previous post. Those cards and stamps you used are awesome. I really like that you were able to make so many things, even after you made your cards.

Your darling girls are both SO different. You are a GREAT artist. I really like how draw.

I have an internet friend in the UK who has made over 100 of these dresses for girls in Africa. I think it's a very worthy cause.

Wendy Green said...

These are so beautiful, I'm in awe of your art journaling talent.