The new job, no down time, and besides I'm in training and still doing new employee stuff, and such. And I earned beaucoup bucks this past week. And that's alright with me.
So, I did get a couple of challenges done, and a couple of swap bot swaps sent.
The Diva this week has a guest blogger Jessica Davies, whose recent bout with heart issues drove her to many meditative "heart" tiles and tangles. She did beautiful things, and challenged us to use a heart string.
This is what I did:
And here is a picture for you: bebeh feet!
I LOVED the challenge at Joey's this time. Michele Wynne is the guest blogger while Joey takes the summer off and if you haven't seen Michele's blog post about it, get on over there now!. Some mighty impressive and inspirational stuff there...thanks, Michele!
The challenge is centered on a string: Rope by Margaret Bremner.
I mean I want to make a dozen tiles with this string and do them all! woo!
And this is what I made of it:
this is in my sketchbook on a tile sized section. It's going to be one of those when I go back through old sketchbooks, I'll be so happy to see this one again. It was fun to do, and I think it's quite enjoyable to look at.
Telis in the upper left and bottom center; flux; a version of b'tweed; remo; pinbawl with nippa; echoism; b'tweed; more telis, and flux with lots of auras. The shading on this...sigh...shading is magic.
I got to feed Orion second breakfast today, and he fell asleep in my arms. When I put him into his little seat, his hands startled, but he stayed asleep...
|his hands stayed all up and alert for a long time!|
Here are a couple of things I've sent on for swap bot:
this is all about the ATC, with a Bee theme. Since bunso has always reminded me of bees it came to mind immediately.
And, with the ATC I decorated a notecard to send along, and inspired by the heart theme from the Diva, and flat out mimicking something I saw on a blog somewhere, made this heart and ribbons...and LOOKATIT! I was absolutely delighted with how that shading turned out!
So, hopefully I'll get used to my new schedule quickly, and be able to post things before Saturday in upcoming weeks...meanwhile...
Who melts my heart? Orion Isaac Spencer Hartley, that's who...my sweetest angel baby love bean.