Friday, March 08, 2013

 One of my jobs this week is going next door twice a day to cat-sit for a friend and it was a pleasure to walk out this morning; the air is fresh rather than freezing, and the sun is out. I'm now tackling my big project which right now involves a lot of thinking and planning in my head. While I'm thinking, I'm doing other things too. This week the birds took over.

I was at Curry's yesterday picking up a stack of canvas boards for The Project, and saw a new stock of  pads, 6 x 8-inch Strathmore mixed media paper with a vellum surface, and couldn't wait to try it out. Watercolours out of a tube gliding across this paper... pure bliss.

 I also replenished my embroidery threads and stitched this over a few evenings.

 I love my work. It's taught me to be fearless and just go for it. Like this embroidery; it was unplanned; I just kept adding to it.

Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown


  1. Yes, to birds. They are wonderful, maybe even contagious. . . I feel like doodling a few.
    They really are special, thanks for sharing.

  2. oh, this bird!!

    i've heard good things about the strathmore mixed media paper... will have to check it out...


  3. I love how you are so free with your stitching and your bird is beautiful Colette.

  4. Fearless is a good way to be. I will need a big dose of that when I get back to art making. Your creations are precious!

  5. I love your work too. I don't think I will ever run out of loving birds. You inspire me!

  6. Love your work as well! I like how you said that be fearless! Love your birds! I need to try something like this...both watercolor and embroidery! Thank you for the inspiration :)


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