Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A bit of a cliffhanger.....

I am continuing to work on my little piece from my earlier post, but I'm also working on another collage that I've put together from another printing session with my gelatin plate.  I am enjoying playing with all the printed bits to come up with another image.  This one reminds me of those little wee plants that hang onto the edge of hillsides.  At this point, I think I'm calling it "Outcropping" but of course, everything is subject to change!!  What hasn't changed is how much I'm enjoying the hand stitching with the machine stitching and trying to marry together all the little bits.  Oh, but the pinpricks, I can do without the pinpricks!!!

This is a pic from when I had it all basted together but before I got out the Aurofil and Genziana threads.  I'll keep stitching.  I love a good murder mystery and I'm using my hand stitching as an excuse to watch "Jack Taylor" on Netflix.  It's a good use of my time, don't you think???  Multitasking!!

I'll be back.....another episode awaits.....

Monday, February 9, 2015


Well, ok, it's not summer yet, but soon.  I cannot believe how quickly the time is passing.  The classes with Linda Germain and Liz Steel have both come to a close and while  I have some catching up to do with the Liz Steel class, it was such an excellent class that I'm quite looking forward to it.  (Liz' class was so good that I won't hesitate to sign up for any further classes she might offer....really worth looking into if you haven't yet.  www.lizsteel.com )

And in the meantime, I am working on a little piece that I printed onto fabric after completing Linda's monoprinting class last spring  www.lindagermain.com.   The class had a paper focus, it is true, but you know how we can be!!  I am calling it Summertime, which is why you were perhaps confused by the title of this post (what with it still being winter and all).  So far I have done just a wee bit of machine stitching and quite a bit of hand stitching.

I have to get back to the machine stitching now.  Balance in all things.  (well, we try, don't we?!)
I'll be back....