Friday, July 24, 2015

I think I could...

... live on watermelon ... at least right now. 
Bought the sweetest seedless personal watermelon last night. 
I was amazed to find an organic one! 
Blissed out on watermelon, easily made happy am I not.
I also enjoy the plotting and planning of new designs ...
Laying silk threads ... love the light reflecting.
Calling this Caps & Curls©
Love drawing up new designs too.
This one is making its way to canvas,
my next stop today is the paint table.
I'm thinking of calling this one
'Show Off'
Beginnings, palette phases.
Yes, I think 'Show Off' is a proper name.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

a blessing...
today 3 random blooms
I think they're for my friend Jim
today we celebrate his life

[and in case you're paying attention Jim...
my last piece had 22,848 stitches]

you will be missed

Though we need to weep your loss,
You dwell in that safe place in our hearts
Where no storm or night or pain can reach you.

You placed smiles like flowers
On the altar of the heart.
Your mind always sparkled
With wonder at things. 

Though your days here were brief,
Your spirit was alive, awake, complete.  

                           ~John O'Donohue

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Big News!

I've teamed up with Anne Jones, owner of 
The Black Sheep 
in Orlando!!
We are planning to hold once a month workshops
featuring my designs and stitch guides.
The first will happen August 29 and September 26.
Featuring my Paisley Biscornu!

Sign up through the shop following this link
'Paisley Biscornu'
Painted canvas design and stitch guide
with custom designed fabric

a Kimberly design©
Anne picked a great piece to start off with.
Paisley Biscornu has a variety of stitches
from French Knots to Bullions to Turkey Work
and of course, a fabulous border!  And...
an awesome little tassel to top it off with.
You'll learn all, from stitching to finishing!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

desk mess update...

...and happy distractions.
I've been drawing and painting ... a lot!
Can only give you peeks, as I'm plotting and planning.
Sorry ...
Not for stitching, I've just had the itch to draw.
This bird will have tons of color, it's from a photo I've had
in my swipe file for ages. Thought at first he'd be cool
for needlepoint but he's tooooooo detailed.
I also feel there was some creative editing of the photo.
Which is cool but it bothered me
for some odd reason.
Who knows where my head is
all of the time!?
She is a lovely little distraction!
I have a stack of photos that my daughter recently sent
from my trip over for Emma's birthday.
The sketch to the left is from
a black and white photo taken on her birthday.
I haven't sketched like this in ages,
 it felt so great to totally
lose myself for a bit.