Do I have a straight answer, nope.
Here is the tale of one design and how it came
As most people know, whether you
have children or not... the best toy is
THE BOX IT CAME IN...
When my daughter had my grandchildren,
she passed this love of boxes on by
helping them to create grand castles
out of them.
....and once in a while when Mimi is around
she helps decorate the outside with crazy drawings.
|Original box drawing of|
something told me I'd
better take a picture of it.
|First it became a pen and ink.|
I love this version too, it's framed
on my wall.
I often lay a sheet of vellum over the
drawn canvas to experiment with
what color to paint.
This one went way wrong on the
And we have paint, at this point the master
of the canvas is sent to my lovely friend and
distributor Ruth Schmuff of
Bedecked and Beadazzled
She enters all the details into her database, then
sends this baby off to the painting service in California.
From there it travels overseas to the
painters for reproduction.
This typically takes several weeks...
pre zombie apocalypse.
aka... the pandemic.
Everything will eventually
be caught back up, in the meantime...
you have to go with the flow and
...and when you do, just look at what happens!
'Abstract Floral' Fini!
I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this one
come to life through my needle and thread.
....and wrapped wire and silk wrapped beads
and silk thread and silk ribbon,
and some sparkly thread too.
Of course, beading... there are always beads
This fabulous piece is on display at
I will be there in April to
teach a workshop on
all the beautiful stitches
and threads I used
to bring this piece to life.
You can call the shop or
sign up on line.
I would love to see you there!