Thursday, August 16, 2012

A few new things....

Inspired by our recent Julie Arkell class I made a few things that still need more stitching.

The little mermaid and her sisters got finished up and even got necklaces.

A 9" x 9" collage piece that I made for a local art fundraiser called, "One Night Stand".

And a funny little elephant collage that I made inspired by a birthday card I bought for a friend.

Earlier this week I visited my friend and neighbor, Sharon. She has given me many fabric and vintage lace treasures this year. This beautiful embroidery came my way. I washed it and the yellow ran a little bit, but I will find a way to use it soon.

These dolls came from Sharon too. I love their faded vintage clothing.
It's been very hot here in CA and I have to take off and go for a swim in the ocean to cool off, which isn't too bad. It does make it difficult to get things done though.
Hope you have time for some creativity this weekend!

A special THANKS to Morna Crites-Moore for my new blog header script.
 I need all the help I can get! 
Thanks, Morna!


Yael said...

All is so lovely!
AND: I love your new header, wanted to tell you already, just forgot!
Have a wonderful weekend Mary! :-)

(Look at my blog - those are your felt flowers!) :-)

Grace said...

Hi Mary!!
Love the mermaids and the Julie Arkell inspirations! I am always amazed at how much wonderful art you make! Love my elephant too!
Miss you, xoxo, Grace

dulcy said...

Love it all Mary! I have one of those dolls in your last shot. It has Ireland stamped on the back of her upper leg, but she has a very Eastern European look to her clothes. Pretty old I believe. Have sooooo enjoyed your pictures from France and your JA workshop!

art spirit said...

Thanks, all for your friendly visits!

Morna C-M said...

Thanks, Mary! Are you okay with the size? I'm worried that I made it too big. Let me know if you want me to change it. xo