In the well-sung words of Clarice the doe, "There's always tomorrow/ For dreams to come true/ Believe in your dreams/ Come what may...Tomorrow is not far away!" Here's to an uplifting, creative 2017! Happy New Year!
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Sunday, December 25, 2016
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace."
--Isaiah 9: 6
Merry Christmas! Hallelujah!
Friday, December 23, 2016
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Tiddleybokken is sneakily hoping that his friend Gingie (and the intricacy of Lace in Gingerbread) will distract from the fact that he ate all the Hershey's Kisses.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Leggy wallcovering to put his toes up for a bit!)
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
My great-grandmother wrote this on the back of her desk. Note her teacherly penmanship! I absolutely adore finding little scribbles like this--it's insight into past lives, and past Christmases!
Monday, December 12, 2016
This is my children's book cover illustration in response to a contest prompt from Lilla Rogers Studio. You may have noticed the little Make Art That Sells image on the side of my blog. I'm thrilled to say that I am taking MATS A & B, Assignment Bootcamp, and Creating Collections for Home Décor, which will bring me into fall 2017 with creative goodness! I'll probably be sharing some of my projects here and there along the way, so stay tuned! Here goes a long-awaited artistic adventure!
Saturday, December 10, 2016
These new designs celebrate elegant craftsmanship! They are available in my shop as fabric, wallpaper, gift wrap, cut-and-sew patterns, and homewares! Here's Old Masters
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Monday, December 05, 2016
If you're interested in learning more about my surface pattern design process and background as well as my With Glowing Hearts collection, I recommend you check out Quilter's Connection Magazine #30!
See pages 8--12 for details on how I became involved in the exciting world of bolt fabric!
While you're leafing through, take note of the excellent quality of this magazine--Heather, the editor, does a great job ensuring that the layouts, fonts, photos, writing, and stories are captivating!
Friday, December 02, 2016
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016
My Yardage design is up for voting in Spoonflower's T-Shirt Design challenge. It illustrates Spoonflower fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap getting snipped into swatches--complete with spoons and flowers--in honour of the wonderful company and the creative community it represents!
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The intricate details, colour combinations, and metallic accents on tins thrill my soul, so I decorated my growing collection of tins for Christmas!
Monday, November 14, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Monday, November 07, 2016
Friday, November 04, 2016
My Poinsettia Post design is up for voting in Spoonflower's Poinsettia Gift Tags challenge! This design is meant to be ordered on woven wallpaper, since it is peel-and-stick, so that you can simply cut a tag out, write the sender and receiver names on it, and slap it onto a pretty little gift.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016
Old graveyards intrigue me and cause me to ponder innumerable questions about past lives and secrets.
I could wander through the headstones for hours in retrospection.
My favourites are the tall, beautifully carved, white marble stones from the mid-1800s.
I'm especially fond of the ones that point to a life in Christ.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
This 1911 mill is an enthralling structure of abandoned ingenuity!
Its massive, warped window frames have an elegant industrial feel.
Salt patterns on the stone
Contemporary cave drawings
So much rough texture
A grand spot for photoshoots