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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Gift to Myself

Things are a little crazy still at my place but I hope to get back to some normality shortly. This year I have realized a little dream I have held close to my heart and that is to take some art classes. I have been harboring this desire for quite a long while now. So recently I put on my big girl pants after the universe intervened and put the extremely talented Sandra Temple on my path and signed up for classes with her. Oh what joy! I cannot tell you how wonderful, frustrating, challenging and all together stupendous it has been for me.
There have been quite a lot of techniques to practice and exercises to do. I have learnt so much already. Today I got to take Webster along so that I could practice fur because I really want to draw lots more wildlife. So a very quiet little furry person that would sit still was just the ticket. Lions, wolves and real bears just aren't that way inclined.

He was a very good model....
Can't wait for the next class! Speaking of little sweet bears....Calendar Bears Stitch-a-long in Country Threads Magazine is in the shops this week. Very happy little Bears here!
I do hope you enjoy them if you chose to stitch a long xx
I have been stitching. None of which I can show you as it is either commission work or sneaky secret stuff but I can tell you I have been having a very nice time with this bundle.
That's it from me. I shall pop back when I can.
Take care,
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

27 comments:

  1. Oh your art work is just so beautiful Michelle, you are so talented. Webster is a great little model for you ... :-) I shall have to keep an eye out over here for that Country Threads edition.

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  2. You are very talented! You did Webster so good.

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  3. What a joy to be able to pursue your dream. You have a talent and love for his medium and we are lucky that you are sharing. Enjoy.

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  4. Your drawings are wonderful.....good on you for taking those classes!

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  5. Hi Michelle you sure do have a talent with your drawing and it shows that you enjoy it,well done my friend and also congrats with your lovely quilt in the mag xx

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  6. Oh Michelle, it's the perfect gift to yourself. It will be wonderful to further develop your talent.

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  7. Your art work is amazing. I love how your little bear turned out.

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  8. Michelle your drawing is amazing..... how lovely to treat yourself to some classes.... love the fabrics you are playing with and congrats again on your lovely BOM...
    Hugz

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  9. Your drawings are gorgeous, Michelle. I wish I could draw like that.

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  10. Michelle your drawings are gorgeous ...maybe a childrens book ?

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  11. Well done to go to the classes...love your drawing of Webster!! Looking forward to finding the country threads magazine....well done!!

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  12. Well done on taking the leap to sign up for classes. There is so much to learn and I always worry that I will run out of time even though I am going to last until 150! :)
    How exciting to see the stitch along already in the magazine. Congratulations!

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  13. Its hard for me to believe that you need art classes - but I do understand that you can learn something every day. Enjoy them.

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  14. You are so talented Michelle, the drawings are just awesome.

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  15. Your drawing is incredible Michelle!!! You definitely have an amazing God-given talent and I'm glad to see that you're working hard to develop it - it's certainly paying off a thousand-fold!! (Not that I didn't always think you were talented - these drawings are just beyond gorgeous!!) I did an Intro to Drawing class about 5 years ago and boy did I find it frustrating! Mainly because I could see a more detailed, realistic idea of what I wanted in my mind than what was actually coming out on the paper!! Lol! I can remember spending 5 hours on something we were told to only spend 20 mins on!!! ... I picked up a copy of the magazine this morning and as soon as I saw the little darlings in your quilt along I knew I definitely want to make it!! Sooooo cute!!!!

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  16. So glad that you have started classes... not that you needed them as you are so talented but this is something for you. Well done

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    love your drawing so clever...
    tried buying mag for the bears calendar but where I went didn't have it.. Will look some more when out next..xx

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  18. So much talent and more on its way love your work Michelle :)

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  19. Michelle, your drawing is so lovely, you are really talented.

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  20. Your drawings are beautiful Michelle. what a lovely gift to give yourself. Am eagerly awaiting Country Threads in my newsagents so I can make a start on those gorgeous Calendar bears

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  21. I always knew you were talented... now you can bring it out even more! EnJoY x0x

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  22. Oh yes, Michelle - already have drawn out Block 1 and got all the threads together for the first happy Calender Bear. Your drawings are lovely. Happy stitching.

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  23. Beautiful drawings, Michelle! Love that bundle of fabrics for those secret sewing projects too...very nice :-)

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  24. Clever brave girl you! You truly are talented though and your art work is amazing. Cute bear. I did pastels many years ago but other things like patchwork and quilting took over.

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  25. Oh what a wonderful challenge for yourself, well done, Hope you enjoy immensely it's up downs, sidewaysness. Wonderful model :) Lovely bits of fabric, yum :)

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