The next step in my process is to select the order the pages are in. Half of the pages will be double-page spreads. The other half will be single. This has to do with the way I plan to assemble the book. If I put the front and backs of each signature together, and then stitch each one down the center to the spine, the outside layer will end up next to the outside layer from the previous (or next) signature.

I’m starting an experiment. I want to try making a micro, A8 size, art journal using fabric and various fiber art techniques. I’ve never done anything like this before, so this is a totally new adventure. What you see here are the blank, inside pages for the book. I cut them all out yesterday. These, currently, include a small seam allowance. I am thinking, eventually, I will stitch them back-to-back and turn them right side out.

Today, I took Eni Oken’s Art Raffle app for a spin. This tile is the result! For my first tile in eons, it’s not bad! If you tangle, you should get this FREE app, it’s lots of fun! Zentangle drawn on an white, official, Zentangle tile, using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Tangles: Antidot Bales Beedz Crescent Moon Emingle Hollibaugh Knase Knightsbridge Perfs Printemps Shard Shattuck Stiritup Tagh

I love this little rock! It’s so easy to give up. Or feel like we just don’t have what it takes. But you know what? We CAN do it! Stay safe, stay well!

I almost missed this tiny beetle art! It’s very small, and other than the dots, blended into the rock it was sitting on! It’s a little difficult to see the antennae in this photo, but they are there. Very cute! Stay safe, stay well!

Another Bunny

  bunny felt sewing doll

Did I tell you that I have a thing for bunnies? I do! This little felt bunny is from a pattern I created years ago. She also has clothes, but I’m still sorting stuff and haven’t found them yet. Oh, and yes, that IS carrots on the fabric! I bought it a long time ago to make clothes for bunnies! Enjoy!

The sun is fading the colors on many of the rocks. Apparently new ones aren’t getting painted any more! I really like this little one. It reminds me of a pottery shard. I can imagine a large piece of which this is a tiny part. The design reminds me of a very modernistic style. Stay safe, stay well!

I have a big thing about shoes. Personally, I have 3 pairs that I wear: flip-flops, at home, sneakers for hiking and walking a lot and sandals to wear in the summer. But for my dolls, it’s another story. It seems like most of them have more shoes than clothes! I normally make a pair to go with each outfit. I changed the Luna Lapin pattern to make Mitsuki and now the feet are longer.

I made Mitsuki a lounging outfit. And then, I couldn’t find it, or her! Oh my! After a few days, she reappeared, and I discovered she had gone to Santa Fe! What? Bad bunny! She says she went to get some ideas for clothes she wants me to make. Apparently she has some new ideas. We’ll have to wait and see how this develops.

When we get the flu, or a cold we say “I caught a bug.” Well, it looks like this “bee” caught a bug, too! Do you see it? I didn’t realize there was a bug on this painted rock until I processed the photo! Sometimes, you just have to look closely at things, and bugs, to get a better understanding. Stay safe, stay well.

Yesterday, I received a mystery package in the mail. Inside was this beautiful tiara! The note says, it is from “The Tiara Fairy”! If you’re interested, you can find the Tiara Fairy (aka Fey Tiara) on Facebook. #tiarafairy #tiaratuesday

You don’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to be brilliant. You don’t have to be beautiful or handsome. You don’t need to do everything. YOU get to decide, for yourself, what is important to you and what isn’t. So, wake up every day, being perfectly YOU! Be AWESOME! Stay safe, stay well!

In order to make masks for my family and friends, I ended up purchasing a new sewing machine. It came with a cover which was black, and hard. It think it was actually meant to be used when transporting the machine in the car. It definitly wasn’t designed to be used on a daily basis. I wanted some kind of cover that would keep lint, dust and dirt off of the machine.

We worm our way through life, around issues, into hearts. We put worms on hooks to catch fish. And some people like to cook with them, or deep fry them. I think this is a worm, but perhaps the artist meant it to be a snake? I will never know. Stay safe. Stay well.