Friday, December 7, 2012

Art Journal: In Paint & Stitches

Hello!
I have been inspired to do more art journaling since joining the meetup group in Indy. I like to sketch and doodle, but I usually don't love it. That is, until I start doodling and sketching with fabric and mixing things up.
So, I started a new fabric journal. This gal is painted with acrylics and stitched---had to dust off the free motion foot. Gonna need some more practice with that. But, that's the great thing about making things for me--- there can be some loose threads and funky harsh lines in what should be a swirl.
 




 
I'm going to take it to the journal group tomorrow and sew on some words and play with embroidery. We'll see where the book goes.

8 comments:

Melissa said...

OMG. I love this. She looks very real...yet surreal. I love your mixed media talents. This will be a real treat for your group to behold!

I'm one of your EBT teammates!

Linda Pruitt said...

I need to try this! Looks fun!

craftattack said...

Great, I love it! Valerie

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

She is most charming and I love her red hair and purple flower....xox

Barbara said...

Corrine said it well, she is charming! Your work sometimes has a distinctive primitive feel to it, sort of Grandma Moses-ish for me! Very nice.

Penny said...

I love this -- love the colors and her face.

Joanna said...

Ooh, you are so clever! She's looking fab :)

xx

Karen Isaacson said...

whoa - that is so cool! beautifully done.