October 25th, 2013
Inside this issue you’ll also see my cup collages. Here’s a look at the blue one.
Just a touch of floral mesh fabric and hand stitched knots gives the tabletop some dimension and a lady-like feel.
Doesn’t the word “savor” just make you want to slow down? I like taking it slow and easy and prefer not to rush.
Here’s a look at a cup that I drew and painted in faint lines and very soft colors.
Here’s a better view of the “love” message on the side. Behind this message you can see a spot of my next cup collage…
…here’s a better view of it. This piece is about “drinking in the joy”, and to me the color of joy is yellow…sunny yellow, which is why I chose to use this cheerful color as the base for my cup.
And here’s a closeup of the area where I used more floral mesh fabric along with some melted beeswax for texture and subtle dimension. By the way, the floral mesh fabric is from an old curtain that used to hang in Brook’s room (a good example of why I like to save things!)
Again, I added a message…something that always seems to happen during the process. I’m not sure why, but the words always just seem come.
I suppose that when the words are good-natured and optimistic, I’m happy to let them just flow. Sending more loving and joyful thoughts into the world is perfectly fine with me.
If you’d like to learn how to create these cups, I’ve included the specific how-to instructions within my article. Here’s a link to the Somerset Studio issue again.
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend and see you again next week…and thanks for stopping by!