Saturday, June 29, 2013

Effy Wild's Book of Days

Effy Wild, art journal maven extraordinaire, is opening the second session of Book of Days on Monday. She's offering a few free spots in the course, so visit her blog to read more, sign up, or a chance to win!

Effy's also got a YouTube channel with lots of art candy:

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Craftsy Classes - an on-going obsession

I've just signed up for a couple new Craftsy classes [as if I had all the free time in the world]: Quilt-as-you-go Patchwork Bags which looks fun and easy:

And Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric [thanks to my friends Christine Shively and Ute Vasina for turning me on to this technique]:
Thankfully, I have access to these classes forever, because I'll not be getting to them any time soon. Still so much on my to-do list:
On-going Lifebook lessons
Fiona's birthday quilt
Hoffman doll
Helper Doll for the ODACA Luncheon
Cecelia doll for Marti
Santa doll for Mike
Other Art Journaling projects
Several unfinished quilts
There are tons of free patterns, too:
Free Quilting Patterns at Craftsy                                                      
Free Sewing Pattern at Craftsy

Monday, June 3, 2013

Life Book 2013 June Lessons

This art journal page lesson was taught by Tam Laporte. Lots of fun! The cat looks like our Arthur, though you'd never catch him in a dress.

I had fun with this lesson, taught by Kelly Hoernig. The advantage of drawing just one eye is that you don't have to make a second eye that exactly matches! I mucked up my stencil, so added a butterfly to hide my shame.

This week's lesson is by Michelle Kral (Mitsi B). It's a large panel page - 6 watercolor sheets taped together, that will be folded into the journal. Below is side 1 of 2.
Below is side 2 of 2:
With a close-up of what the top page will look like once folded (actually, turn that up on its side and that ill be correct):

I just finished Joann's lesson this morning (7/17), though I may decided to add some gel pen embellishment to the stencil area. It was a fun lesson, but not my favorite.
Life Book 2013 pages HERE
or Life Book 2014 HERE
or Life Book 2015 HERE
or Life Book 2016 HERE
or Life Book 2017 HERE
or Life Book 2018 HERE
or Life Book 2019 HERE