I’m still working on the running stitch quilt squares. I’m just not sure about my next step.
I’m pretty sure that if I just sew all the squares together, the detail of the embroidery will be lost.
| They need some kind of solid border.
Right now, I’m intrigued by this technique.
I also like the idea of putting them in a sort of path formation.
For now I’ve just set it all aside to think about something else.
I’ve been having a great time making post cards. They’re small and you can either stick with a theme and really explore it by making a bunch or make one of something and move right on.
And you get to make a mess with glue and scissors.
They can really pile up, though.
So I joined Postcrossing, which I really like and recommend, but not everyone there appreciates a handmade card.
It’s so much fun to make postcards, I really wanted to
send some out to other people who enjoyed them, too.
Luckily, I found the International Union of Mail Artists.
I’ve sent a few out including this one: 12-12-12. I’m really looking forward to getting something in the mail from other artists. I’ll post some here when I do.
Here are some that I made recently
but haven’t sent yet.
I also made some that are drawings. They are just from photographs but I changed the faces so you wouldn’t be able to recognize them if you saw the drawing next to the photo. In fact, the first two are from the same face.
I love drawing older faces. They have so much more going on than young, perfect faces.
I had so much fun drawing again. I really haven’t drawn much at all since having the kids.
A couple of nice stacks. It makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something.
PS. Yes, I had a way better time putting the pictures where I wanted them this time. Thanks for the ideas! Still not perfect, though. That Blogger is always fighting me!
2 thoughts on “What I’m up to lately”
I have no idea why someone wouldn’t be thrilled to get a handmade postcard, especially yours because they are so creative and fun. Keep up the great work.
SQUEEE! I lurves the bugs.
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