I haven’t been very active blogging lately. For some inexplicable reason I have had a tidal wave of visitors the past few weeks, and I have been visiting their blogs to return the favour, and in many cases, I have had longer visits than I planned reading the blogs of so many of those visitors.
Anyway, I am still trying to make new postcards: The brief for the following cards, was to choose a photo , then print it on fabric and use it for the card.
A couple of the prints are photos I’ve taken in 1999 and 2011. This machinery shed I photographed in the area known as the scenic rim of Brisbane, and was shot about three years ago. I has been “framed” with a tan gimp braid.
In March 1999, my daughter and I spent ten days in Beijing,
and this view of temple gates was one of the many temples we visited. The print is “framed” with 1/4 inch red ribbon.
photo of her work. I thought this was an excellent time to use her work. I love photos of old buildings.
This black and white study was scanned from a Postcard that our local TAFE (Technical and Further Education) College produced to get students interested in a graphic arts course. I used Derwent Inktense pencils to add some blue sky.
Forest green gimp braid was used to frame the card.
These cards will be mailed to members of the Australian and New Zealand Art Quilters group in the next week or so.
At the moment there is something like a six week back log for the delivery on International mail in the US, so I am hoping that all my cards will be to Australian and/or New Zealand members. It is seven weeks since I mailed cards off to the states, and only two have been delivered.
Apparently, there has been an increase in security on incoming mail.When I started mailing these fibre cards back in 2004, the time frame from mailing to delivery was 10 to 14 days.
The price of freedom!
I have missed Rhiannon’s postings for a couple of months , so I’m happy to see her post this morning. As regular readers of KenMaursCorner know I love sharing photos of her fantastic cakes! Yesterday I bought a big bag of Calypso Mangoes, and I think they will be perfect for this recipe.
Originally posted on Cakecrumbs:
My summer blogging hiatus has lasted a lot longer this year than usual. The reasons for which are much less exciting than the trip to New Zealand and much less dramatic than the threats of bushfire seasons the summers prior. While our summer heat has certainly kept me out of the kitchen, I’ve also begun a new full time job which has left me with little time to do anything other than sleep. Today marked my third month at the new job, and for the most part I’m not sure where the time has gone. How exactly is it February already? I’m still stuck somewhere in September 2014.
Alas, time marches on and all the annual events are arriving with it. And what is an event without cake? So back in the kitchen I go!
This dessert was partly inspired by the Valentine’s holiday fast approaching, but mostly by my…
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Today’s mail delivery had me scratching my head for a while.
Amongst the usual bills was a Postcard: it had a return address and no sender’s name, no reference to the theme, and no reference to the group it may have originated with!
For those readers who don’t know me well, I am member of a” few” online fabric and fibre postcard groups,
as well as a couple of CQ , embroidery, and Landscape and Art quilt groups, and unless items received, show mention of name, theme and group, it can be confusing !
Funnily enough, the addie looked familiar, so tracking through my lists I found who had sent the card!
I had mailed a Tag to her only a couple of days back.
Next point………she also belongs to two of the groups of which I am member ……and the card with its comment of “LET it SNOW” could have originated in either group!
However with torrid summer weather we’ve had since October, the snowman with his hint of cooler times was most welcome.
On another theme, I’d like to welcome TWO new followers to my blog roll :
Bookshelf Battle joined today. I wonder what caused him to do so?
Was he banking on me being a typical female and having a sticky-beak at his blog, and then “follow” him….I can’t imagine him being interested in my prattling.
Did he find KenMaursCorner through another site, or did he realize what a dedicated book worm I am?
Maybe one day he will satisfy my curiosity. In the mean time I am enjoying his postings.
The other follower I would like to welcome is Andrew Toy of Adopting James. When you read his “who am I?” you will find how the tag came about.
I love the way the internet makes it possible to meet new and interesting people and also to be exposed to new ideas.
Thanks Andrew for following KMC, and trust me I want to read some of your books as well as your blog postings.
And that was my Thursday.
Theresa blogged this in “Soul Gatherings”. Look closely at the photo, and be thankful for this man’s tender heart.
It’s been quite a while since I set up the Gelli plate and acrylic paints for some play time!
So this afternoon, after I had completed a few chores, and, to be honest, dragged myself away from reading “The Dark Witch” by Nora Roberts, I set up on the back patio to play.
Of course, Sam, being the helpful cat that he is just HAD to check out what I was doing, so I nearly didn’t make a start at all.
Cats, wet paint, squares of fabric and a windy day make for fun times……NOT!
Finally himself got bored and moved away to watch the people walking down the street and I was able to get a few pieces of fabric printed.
There was reasonably gusty sea breeze sneaking through the patio, as well as the temperature being in the high 20s (Celsius) so I added some Textile medium to the paint in a bid to slow down the drying process.
Note to self: don’t forget to purchase a few more tubes of acrylic paint as my colour range is fairly limited now.
A couple of attempts weren’t so marvellous. (see the daisies near the Gelli plate) so hopefully tomorrow I can have another play and introduce another layer or two that will improve the result .Keep your fingers crossed that Sam doesn’t want to play with paint too!
I’m thinking of trying a Crazy Patch method when I start constructing the cards………
- AAQI quilts
- Art quilts
- Art squares
- ATCs; Lost Art–Waiting to be Found
- Be Creative
- Comfort dolls
- Crazy patch; Art quilt
- Crazy patch; UFOs
- fabric and fibre post cards
- Fabric post cards;
- Fabric post cards; Christmas
- Fabric treatment
- favourite Links.
- Fun time
- Landscape quilts;Fire;
- machine applique
- machine embroidery
- Mixed media
- My garden
- Needle felting
- on my soap-box
- paper fabric;collage; postcards
- post card;paper fabric; swap
- Postcards fabric and fibre
- Postcards; Swap
- Postcards;PCMA; swap
- Qld FLOODS
- Raw food
- South Pacific islands
- Spirit dolls
- Swing tags
- WiP (works in progress)