Random Musings on Art and LIfe


Add Texture And Sparkle With Beaded Backstitch

May 19, 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Paint plus stitch is an amazing combination. To add yet more texture, I decided to play with beads. Let’s take a look at what I call Beaded Backstitch. [Tweet “Got small beads and heavy thread? See how you can make it work.”]   I don’t try to add beads while I’m stitching. The needles…

Renegade Stenciling At A Birthday Bash

May 12, 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As much as I love playing in my studio, I’m still a kid that likes to play with my friends. Last weekend, I headed down to the Twin Cities for a bit of Renegade Stenciling with my sister Sharon.     We’re celebrating Sharon’s 4th Bonus Year this week. Four years ago, she was…

Add Zip To Your Zippers With Custom Vinyl Stencils

May 5, 2016

Several weeks ago, I was working on my Urban Computer Satchel. After I added the facing strips to the zipper on the front of the bag, Art Brain called a time-out and tossed the whole thing squarely into Project Purgatory. She (Art Brain) was Not Happy with those little facing strips! To rescue a project…