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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Other artful endeavors

I know it's been awhile since my last post...I've been taking a break from painting and working on some of my other projects - a raggie quilt that's been in the making for at least 2 years, editing and printing pictures from my London trip - took 3 of them and changed the color to sepia, framed them and hung them above my bed - cutting out other sewing projects, and just plain old, fun crafting. I even tried my hand today at printing on burlap (success!) and making homemade laundry soap. The burlap project is for my bedroom - which has a rustic/serene look with "love" as the theme. I printed Song of Solomon 3:4 ("My heart has found the one I love"), need to add embellishments and find the right frame but it's going to be perfect! Another project involves wooden letters glued to a canvas (with another good love quote ) then all painted the same color. I forgot how much fun crafting can be. I also want to make more reusable grocery bags - pulling out the scraps for those - plus just catching up on other sewing. Here's some pictures:

printing on burlap - fun, fun, fun

raggie quilt about 1/2 way done

5 gal. bucket of Laundry soap with a burlap label

project supplies

photos above bed

a closer look

one of the signs around my bedroom

more "love" art

wood heart surrounded by love words
And just in case you think I've totally ditched the calendar project - no. I've been working on laying it out and labeling the special days of the year. It's coming along! I'm using August as time to work on other things and just catch up on some of the projects I've been neglecting. I'm still doodling/sketching but for now not painting. I'll get back to that in September.