Sneak peek – week 2 – Inktober

  This week on Lisa Congdon’s Creativebug Inktober course, it’s been flowers, some I’ve absolutely loved doing and I’ve been really pleased with the result, others have been distinctly meh, but still, I am still absolutely loving working with ink.

Sneak peek – a ‘finished’ sampler (and our new bedroom)

I finished my Dropcloth Creativebug sampler yesterday, here it is hanging up in its temporary home on my new desk*. I’ve fallen in love with Dropcloth samplers, I didn’t realise but I actually already had one, I bought Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops book, some time ago, I was looking through it again recently and I…

5 things I liked this week – 23.3.18

1. It’s fill stitches this week on the Creativebug embroidery challenge and I am so enjoying it, learning some new stuff too. 2. The sun on the Thames. 3. An excellent parents evening with Z, he’s doing really well at his new secondary school, he even seems to have morphed into a boy who contributes…

Sneak peek – another week of the Creativebug embroidery challenge

This week was fun, I particularly liked the back stitched chain and getting my head around closed buttonhole. Heavy chain was a challenge though and I don’t think it will be a stitch that I’ll use at all regularly, although thanks to Rebecca, I did eventually work out how to do it. I’ve noticed though…

Sneak peek – embroidery sampler

I’m doing another Creativebug monthly challenge, this time it’s embroidery, yay! The class is held by Rebecca Ringquist, you can order the sampler from her, as I’ve done or you can use plain fabric. I started the challenge a little late, as it took time for the sampler to wing its way across from the…

Sneak peek – another week of acrylic painting

I’m struggling to get into the habit of daily acrylic painting, with this month’s Creativebug daily challenge. I found it easier last month because painting from my imagination/what was happening on screen seems easier for me to do than painting from life. When painting from life, you have issues with light, the light in my…

Sneak peek – another Creativebug monthly painting challenge

There’s another month’s art challenge on Creativebug, this time it’s acrylic painting and it’s taught by Courtney Cerruti. Painting in acrylics, in a more realistic style, is definitely out of my comfort zone but I’m enjoying it. The picture above is from the day I attempted to do an apple, as you can see, my…

Finishing Lisa Congdon’s pattern month

So, I’ve finished Lisa Congdon’s pattern month over on Creativebug. I loved doing it, Lisa Congdon is an absolute hero of mine and it was an excellent way to start 2018 in a way I hope to continue, with painting or drawing (nearly) every day. I particularly liked the last three lessons, well, maybe not…