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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mixed Bag

That sums up my days in recent times.....a bit of this and a bit of that. After yesterday's effort at the sewing machine and what I hope to achieve today my secret commission project will be almost together......so what do I hope to achieve today?
These teeny little Dresden Plates!
Wish me luck. I could be back at the drawing board if they don't work! Lol!
When I  am  working hard on something I often need to rest my grey matter and nothing does that better for me than slipping between the covers of a good book.
I have just read this treasure on recommendation from a very nice friend. Thank you Lorel x
If you like a good Aussie yarn, you will love this one.  In our outback and country travels Mr R. and I often had conversations about the hardships of our bush pioneers! How they carved out a life for themselves....incredible!
Their tenacity, ingenuity and courage are qualities we still see in our Aussies on the land today......I admire them so much!
So after drought and flooding rains I happily went back to my safe stitching lol!
 Now one of you lovely people  had commented that I hadn't posted the results of my recent workshop. So I decided to finish my effort....not that it is great.....and show you. I enjoyed the workshop so much but I think it is going to take me quite a while to get my head around the fluidity and lack of "control" of using watercolour pencils.
Subject and my effort...
I really did love the subject and in light of my above comments, shows the "make do" attitude of country folks in the past.
Even though I have  somewhat of a personality flaw which worries me and tells me I must know what I am doing before I go to a class, I am slowly learning that "having a go" is much more rewarding than regretting not even trying.
Coffee is waiting along with my little Dresdens....
I love this quote from Elizabeth Gilbert.
Embrace away folks,
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

17 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle, hope your teeny dresden plates worked out okay. I too, love a good book to rest my mind & take my thoughts elsewhere sometimes. I love that quote also ... I meant to tell you, I read on your blog ages ago that you recommended Elizabeth Gilberts book Big Magic. I got it from the library & absolutely loved it - thank you :-)

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  2. Your painting is beautiful Michelle, good luck with your dresdens.

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  3. I hope the Dresden's are behaving. Once again fabulous art works. The book sounds great. I have been reading Deborah Challinor's Convict girls series which is set in Sydney mid 1800.

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  4. Love your painting......it is so evocative of those little country homesteads!

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  5. Love your painting Michelle, good luck with your Dresdens, not that you need it :))))

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  6. Hi my lovely friend,oh i love your painting,you truly are very clever my friend,good luck with your dresdens and i hope your day was a good one my friend xx

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  7. Some yummy fabrics fir your dresdens. Loooove your paintings. So clever.

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  8. Love the fabric...sure your dresdens will be gorgeous as always.
    Just love your water colour...

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  9. Your painting looks great. I'm not sure I could sew those little pieces, my eyesight has never been that good, please take a photo of the finished product, I would love to see it. Thank you, Guida.

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  10. What an excellent quote Michelle. I'll go along with that one. And I love your picture, a perfect little Aussie gem. xx

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  11. Dear Michelle,
    you can do the Dresden fans, you can. Lovely drawing and what a true quote.
    Thank you.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  12. You never know what unexpected surprises happen when you try new things. Looking forward to seeing those cute little dresdens.

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  13. a fun post - I'm sure those Dresdens are coming along beautifully
    Hugz

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  14. I think your artwork is lovely - maybe you are also a little to self critical . . .we are our own worst critics.

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  15. Thanks for showing your watercolour Michelle - I think it looks great, especially as it is not your usual subject matter. I just bought some EPP papers and received as a free gift a set of Dresden papers based on a 3/4" hexie which I want to try out. Good luck with yours. xx

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  16. WOW your watercolour is amazing Michelle, so are so artistic...

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  17. Your mixed bag is great. Lovely fabrics for the dresdens, a suggestion for a good read and some wonderful art work. A perfect post!

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