Frixion Pens with Free Motion

I recently ran across a video by StitchesbyJulie where she used Frixion Pens with Free Motion. They are just what I’ve been looking for. Now I can draw on fabric and then erase it with the iron when I’m done.

Read More

Stencil materials

In my last post I wrote about making my own stencils from my drawings. Today I wanted to share with you the stencil materials I use in my cutter. I’ve really enjoying making stencils since I bought my Silhouette Portrait machine several years ago. Since then I’ve moved on to the Brother ScanNCut and continue…

Read More

Making mandala stencils

This is a project I’ve been working on for awhile – mandala stencils. I’ve spent quite a bit of time being frustrated – trying to figure out how they are made. There are a lot of beautiful stencils out there, but I wanted my design. Also, making it myself, I can make it as large…

Read More

Review: Uni-Posca Markers

I’m on the quest to find my favorite ink/markers for painting on rocks. Today I’m reviewing Uni-Posca Markers. I am using the extra-fine point set of 12 markers. I’ve been using inks to draw and paint the designs on rocks, but thought it would be fun to see if I would like to use markers.…

Read More

Drawing on Rocks

My word for this year is expand – expand as in being open to other art and other substrates besides fabric. You know how I love to draw mandalas. I also love rocks and petroglyphs. I’ve been wanting to put those two loves together. After some research I decided to draw on my rocks with…

Read More

A lesson on just “being”

This year’s vacation was a lesson on just “being” for both of us.¬† This was not something I wanted to do; It’s something I had no control over. Dave and I flew into Maui on the 11th. On the way to the rental car shuttle I fell. I had fallen several years ago in the…

Read More

Finding my word – Expand

I’ve been looking for my word for this new year and it finally came to me – expand. Hopefully this isn’t me physically expanding! No, it’s about my life and especially my art. Last year I really felt I need to focus on fabric, although drawing my mandalas did venture away from that. But as…

Read More

October Update

I’ve been so busy around here getting ready for winter. Most of the porch cushions are cleaned and packed away until spring. I also worked on the basement and the garage. I’ve also spent lots of hours outside weeding and mulching. Right now I have 25 bags of mulch in the bed of the truck…

Read More