Tuesday, November 28, 2017


There is nothing better in the studio than to make a new color chart with some kind of art supply.

Today it was alcohol ink! A little upset about all the duplicate colors I have. JoAnn's ripped me off big time....I ordered all the colors and instead of saying they didn't have that certain one they sent me 3 sailboat blue instead of three different blues. So I have eight colors that are duplicates and a much smaller pallet of colors to choose from.  I should have paid more attention to my package when I received them.

Stopped at Hobby Lobby and got six colors I didn't have. Hoping to find a Mississippi green in there somewhere! The color chart most definitely will help.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

jean jacket refashion

Worked with oxide inks in my dylusion journal and on my jacket this weekend.

Riki stands so weird when he eats, he acts like he is burying his food also. Strange little doggie. :)
Hopefully this post will put me up to 50,000 views! Only took me ten years!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Jean jacket refashion

I think my riot of color out back this summer has inspired many a floral project. I really would like the back of the coat look like my flower bed, overgrown and beautiful! 

 I learned to couch a thread that is too thick to sew through the fabric. So using that to add morning glory to my  coat.
Wish I would have known that before I spent hours on that peace mandala for the back of the coat in the beginning. The whole idea was to utilize that thread but I really didn't like the mandala for this project. If you follow you have seen so many changes to the design. I have about ten coats in mind so hard to stay with a theme.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Flora tarot by mic

Check out these circus boxes I scored today! The liquor guys were restocking and when I asked for one they came up with two! So excited!  Love the graphics! 
I've done four hermits or five. I think the one on the right is THE one for the deck. 

I wasn't happy with the drawing and the inks were too dark so I pulled the reference picture up on my phone and took my glasses off and worked on it that way. Much happier with the drawing, I need new glasses.

 Ten down so almost halfway there. If I hadn't started over I would almost be DONE!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Flora tarot by mic

 Not sure if I should redo number 9 so took a picture to help me decide.

Poor dogs got haircuts and were chilly so I broke out a t shirt and hoodie that Buster used to wear. I don't think Lucy has ever worn cloths before.

Monday, November 13, 2017

jean jacket refashion

Removed the pink off the monkshood and started the morning glory. Going to bring the vine down the left sleeve. I have the coolest picture of my morning glories that I'm using, I love the way they wind around each other and reach for the sky.

Can't seem to get a close up shot of the embroidery on the hankie,  it is there but very subtle.

Lucy is so fluffy and beautiful, poor thing has to have a haircut on wednesday. They are both starting to matt and I can't have that. So miserable for them even though I carefully remove them. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Finch feeder

 Picked up this cool feeder at Menard's, it is glass and metal. Hope the finch find it soon.

Worked on the monkshood (center purple flowers). I enjoy embroidery but remember what I don't like about it. So SLOW! Takes forever to do enough to see a flower.  I'm sore and barely see a difference from day to day.

My Ken Oliver craft mat came today and I was shocked at how different it was from Rangers. So worried that it wouldn't work with the oxide inks because it is not slick. Well, did a few samples and I think I might like it.