Springtime in Ohio is fabulous!
New Growth. New Life. Lovely.
There was a sea of tulips at my father in law's home.
I used a glaze pen as a mask on the tulip leaves.
It gave some interesting texture.
I am still on a vacation high.
Lots of happy reminders.
Alisa had shown us one method she uses to carve her stamps...
then she quickly made us each one.
I am telling you she is a sweetheart!
I carried the spiky design element over to the rest of the spread.
Yes. Yes. Yes.
While in Tillamook I found a Celtic Coloring Book made by Mind Ware.
I love the intricacy of Celtic designs.
They totally confuse me and fascinate me, at the same time.
I can only draw the simplest ones...
which prompted me to buy this coloring book to study it.
So I admit the seahorse is not my own......
My favorite thing about my Daily
is the blending of colors and pens and markers.
Every tool has a different blending quality.
It is all experimentation.
Fun Fun Fun!
What inspired this page is a quilted piece I just finished for a customer.
I have mentioned many times how I adore
my wool applique teacher, Sue Spargo.
She is motivational and inspirational and challenging.
And she has a worldwide following of stitchers.
I quilt for Sue and many of her students.
I quilted this small hanging of a flower from a gal a couple states over.
She made this Sue Spargo design in a workshop or from a kit.
It was a fun little piece.
I went for whimsical in my quilt approach.
And then I pulled out my own similar flower.
I treated mine as a stitch sampler.
I love the rich texture all the stitches provide.
I couldn't even tell you all the names of the stitches.
I look in the how to book ....and just do them.
I stitched this 3 or 4 years ago.
It has been a valuable reference for me.
Sometimes I just like to rub my hand over it!
The texture is fabulous!
Happy Creating Everyone!