Monday, June 8, 2015
Studio Play Time...
Hello June and A Swap For All Seasons. I had such a fun time creating this little fabric sampler banner for Sally Annie of this blog. I asked Sally Annie what she liked and then tried to incorporate her likes into my little bit of art. This is the finished piece I mailed to her and she has now gotten it and let me know how much she likes it. Thank You Sally Annie.
Here it is in the designing phase. There is no paper allowed and it must all be hand or machine sewn. I put a few extra stitches into this just because I was having sew much fun creating such a happy home. The sky piece is fabric that I Gelli painted and it looked like wispy clouds floating in the blue sky I love so much.
I also had time recently to create six necklaces for a December Charity function raffle I support. The theme is always Black and Red so I made each of these in those colors. I honestly can say when the attendees buy their $1 raffle tickets they will get a really good selection of items to choose from.
I had fun creating these and know they will help support Christmas gifts for less fortunate children and also Scholarships for High School students. I love supporting good causes. By making things all year long I don't feel the crush or pressure of having to make everything during the most hectic season of the year. Into my special gift dresser to await their debut. I have each necklace mounted on nice sturdy mat board for safe keeping and interesting presentation.
Our Summer weather is very warm and still very dry. The days are wonderful and filled with lots of Summer activities. Farmer's Markets are in full swing. Lots of community events are happening. Visitors from all over are coming to the Chamber for information and directions. I spent a very busy day there today and love helping out and meeting people. I also get to do lots of office work too so that allows me to use my skills I have honed during my "working-for-a-living" years.
I think Mr. C and I shall go for a walk. The beautiful blue sky is calling me.
June is thankfully allowing me to find JOY in each and every day...from the most mundane to the most interesting to the most unexpected...JOY is part of each day. Creative Bliss and June JOY to each of you. I am very grateful for your friendship and inspiration. Thank you...