Monthly Archives: April 2023
Sunday Trees – April 30, 2023
…thanks to Becca Givens for returning to host Sunday Trees https://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2023/04/30/sunday-trees-480/
Cherry Blossoms in the Neighbourhood
New Flower (April 30, 2023) – Red Tulips
Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Enliven
…thanks to Sue W and GC for hosting weekly promptshttps://weeklyprompts.com/2023/04/29/weekly-prompts-weekend-challenge-enliven/
I feel enlivened with all the new growth after winter and even with the rain because I know that with it comes more growth and lush greens and colours. Walking also enlivens me, rain or shine.
…a little distraction from painting
While scrolling through my Instagram account I came across a weaver from the UK that weaves on rocks and wood cutoffs. I was intrigued so I made a point of looking for interesting pieces of rock and slate along the beaches that I frequently pass on my walks. This idea came from Sarah Ward Podleszny over at Lark and Bower but I’ve since discovered that there are numerous other artist around the world that do this kind of weaving as well. Here are my first three pieces. I think I could become addicted.
New Flower (April 29, 2023) – Grape Hyacinth
More Work in my Needle and Thread Series
…two more small pieces and two larger ones
A while back I told you about wanting to honour my past with art that reflected my family’s influence on my Joy of Making. My great great aunt and her family on my mother’s side used to own a very successful business where they made and sold ladies leather gloves in the early 1900s, in Germany. Old photos of my great, great grandparents clearly depicted how important fashion was to them and of course looking one’s best at all times.
My mother taught me how to hand sew, make clothes, embroider and knit. Later in life I worked for a needlecraft company in my spare time and taught other women the art of needle crafting, like cross-stitch and needlepoint and I worked at the community school teaching people how to knit.
The following works are collage and mixed media with some hand stitching or implied hand stitching.
New Flower (April 28, 2023) – Green Hellebore
…my new favourite spring flower
RDP Thursday – Ripple Marks
…thanks to the Ragtag community for hosting RDP https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2023/04/27/ragtag-daily-prompt-thursday-ripple-marks/
Thursday Trio – From Prosecco to Weeds
…children and bees don’t care that dandelions are weeds
The Prosecco is from the wedding that we attended last week.
If you have any trios you’d like to share with us, just copy my link and paste it into your post. I’ll be sure to leave a comment.