Fiber arts. Plush. Sculpture. Stitching. Printmaking. Whatever.

El Segundo Museum of Art

Last Sunday we unexpectedly came upon an open house at the El Segundo Museum of Art…

Botanical Gardens

Before we moved the kids and I did a few touristy things including a visit to the Bellevue Botanical Gardens. The gardens are a lush break in the middle of a town that is already very green.

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Another project

This isn’t quite as easy as embroidery, if you’ve been following along on my summer projects. However, if you have ever wanted to try weaving, this is a great introduction. I brought with me in my little travelling art box two little hand looms, called “Weave-it” looms.  This is another project that is small enough to travel with you on summer days, even if just to the park or your deck.

My looms…

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Back to my sketchbook

Back to my sketchbook

Finally, back to my sketchbook for my 15-minutes (-ish) of creativity a day. From January through May I diligently worked in my sketchbook for at least 15-minutes but some days it was as long as an hour. I’ve missed doing it so I’m glad to get back into it.

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I started by taking quick photos of a couple of things to sketch, a palm tree and some…

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An almost finished project

An almost finished project

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I finished the pillow cover and pom poms, now all I need to do is stitch them together and get an 18-inch pillow form. This worked up quite quickly – I think working with a limited color palette helps the process along.

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Embroidery really is a perfect summer project, you can work on it anywhere, the sunshine helps light up your work area and even simple projects like this are so satisfying. So…

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A great chance to dive into embroidery

I talk about Sublime Stitching quite a bit – I love Jenny’s embroidery patterns and linens so much.

A great chance to dive into embroidery

I talk about Sublime Stitching quite a bit – I love Jenny’s embroidery patterns and linens so much.

Chase Jarvis

Chase Jarvis is a photographer, and although I’m not sure he puts this on his resume, he’s a motivational speaker.

Chase Jarvis

Chase Jarvis is a photographer, and although I’m not sure he puts this on his resume, he’s a motivational speaker.

Temporary Living

We are between homes at the moment. We’ve moved out of our home in Bellevue into temporary living arrangements in Marina Del Ray. That means that all of my art supplies are in storage. My husband drove down before we moved down and took with him a carload of home goods. He suggested that we pack clothes to have at the other end. I packed a bin full of art supplies (my daughter packed a tote bag…

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June

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My little blog is on hiatus this month.

By the end of the month my family and I will have moved from Bellevue, WA to Santa Monica, CA.

To say I’ll be busy with other things is an understatement. I’ve got to shut down this house (many trips to Goodwill, two garage sales and lots of recycle), close up our cottage in Ocean Shores, WA and plan not only for the big move but the intermittent move to…

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