Learning Procreate

I recently decided to try learning to use Procreate, a digital illustration app. It’s something I’ve been interested in doing for a long time, but haven’t done because Procreate is only available for the Apple iPad.  I don’t own one, and didn’t want to invest in one if it wasn’t something that I would really…

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Making Patterns

I’ve recently been working on a new skill – seamless patterns using watercolors.  I’ve created seamless patterns in the past, but always worked completely digitally.  Thanks to a fun Skillshare class by @CatCoq, I’ve learned how to make seamless patterns from my traditional artwork. It was a really fun process.  I learned how to divide…

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Snow Day Art Projects

valentine hearts watercolor in pinks, red, and gold

Thanks to an ice storm, Mil & I had a day off yesterday. Or more specifically, Mil had a day off and I had a remote work day.  Remote work days are a little hard when you’re home alone with a 5-year-old. She really wanted me to play with her, and had a difficult understanding…

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Art Prints on Society 6

society6 store screenshot

A little while back, I decided to set up a webstore on Society 6.  The store allows me to create and sell prints of my work directly to customers online.  Right now, the store consists of a few pieces of my traditional art, along with a couple digital designs as well.  I’ve even chosen to…

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Pineapple Quilt

pineapple quilt detail.

Thanks to the massive basement cleanup, I’m back to sewing when I have the time.  My 1st completed project is a pineapple quilt that I purchased fabrics for several years ago.  It’s based on a mini quilt by Lori over at Crossquilt, which I fell in love with when she shared her project in 2015.…

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3 Blocks Away

So proud of myself.  I’ve actually been making progress on my spooky crazy quilt!  I’m down to needing to complete the sewing of just 3 blocks.  Of course, I’ll still have some embroidery work to do between the blocks, plus basting, quilting, and binding, but I MIGHT actually be able to get this quilt done…

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Making Mood Trackers for Journaling

August mood tracker

One of the ways that I have been able to improve my mental health over the last couple of years is to keep track of my mood.  I do this via a monthly mood tracker in my journal.  These can be as simple as a box for each day that you mark with a color…

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Valentine Crafts with Milli

Heart art

With Valentine’s Day approaching there are hearts everywhere at our house – from the (no longer a Christmas) tree to the crafts.  We’re decorating everything in pinks and reds, and covering all the surfaces in hearts of all sizes. Hearts have even taken over our craft space with stickers, doilies, and a variety of other…

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WIP Wednesday

closeup of 12" block

After about a year long hiatus, I finally got back in my sewing space a couple weeks ago.  Granted, that was mostly to convert the space to do crafting with Milli, but that meant cleaning up in the sewing area.  And somehow, the easiest way to clean up my sewing projects is to finish them,…

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