"Art" is probably not the first word that comes to mind for most people when it rains. If you have ever seen a Rain Chain then maybe you'll understand why I think of it this way. copper, metal, patina, design, texture, beauty... peaceful, mesmerizing... If you've read my blog for some time, you might remember, this "desert girl" is fascinated with rain chains. :-) I'm still traveling...Seattle...it's raining... I'm sharing my Rain Chain Art this week at Lisa Gordon's Creative Exchange I have been reading and enjoying your comments. When I'm back home, I will have more time to visit and get caught up with you. Hope your week is off to a great start! Becca
Hello Friends! Hope you are enjoying your weekend, especially if this is a long weekend for you! It seems like I've been drinking a lot of tea lately, so I thought it was time to get out my tea bags and get creative! This is a mixed-media piece on watercolor paper. First, I tore pieces of the tea bags and glued them to the watercolor paper to start my background. This is another piece I started just today where I decided to use a rubber stamp before applying the tea bags for added interest. I love the color and texture the tea bags create. After the background was dry, I started to sketch out my design. The dragonfly is a rubber stamp. Finally, a little simple hand stitching on linen for added texture. The light was so beautiful and inviting on my desk today. Oh, and don't you just love my new pencil box I got at the second-hand store for 97 cents?
Hello everyone! No, I really don't have "the blues." I've just been doing free hand embroidery while listening to some jazzy/blues by The Eddie Higgins Trio (If you care to listen, this is their rendition of Black Coffee) (note...you always have the option to click pause/stop on my sidebar) So, back to the embroidery. Lately, I've been inspired by lavender...again. Our mild weather as of late has been ideal for my lavender container plant. I also find so much inspiration on the internet! If I get stuck for an idea I just "Google" whatever it is I'm looking for and there it is. In these pieces I used the french knot, stem stitch and back stitch on linen fabric. If I don't know how to do a certain stitch I can usually find a helpful video on YouTube. I haven't decided what to do with these pieces yet. Possibly a pillow? The hydrangeas are rather small, so maybe I could incorpora