Thursday, February 16, 2012


I pretty much can't draw without something in front of me to copy from. I think I have pretty good design sense, but I always need something to get me started. Dover books are great for that! I use a lot of their coloring books and silhouette books.
There is also a tab on that page called Free Samples where you can sign up for a weekly email that gives you a link to free samples from their books. Royalty free images galore!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

It's a Girl Thing

I signed up for a course called Stupendous Stitching with Carol Ann Waugh and was intrigued by the techniques she taught. I made a small one for the AAQI first. Then I got a call for art for a local Dick Blick Art Store for "love themed" art and this sort of clicked into my head. I've been collecting fibers for years, so had no trouble finding enough to fill a 16x20 piece and I decided to "frame" this one in an inexpensive hardboard frame (using the inside instead of the outside) that I painted black.