CHALLENGE 2013: This was a non happening but will be part of my next years work as I work thru the year

CHALLENGE 2012 : Each month I will choose a picture from last years challenge and create a fibre art interpretation of it or piece of it using at least one new technique each time.

CHALLENGE: 2011: 365 days in picture.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

ROLL ON 2013

2013 is going to be a major challenge, but hey, is that not the whole point. I saw some work by a local artist, Anthea Martin, which was amazing and has pointed me in this direction.  Whether I will succeed, time will tell! I will be travelling along a major learning curve trying out techniques never done before.

The aim is to create 2D pictures.  Paper background, photo cutouts of parts of buildings and the rest of the picture completed by simples stitch lines and watercolour paint.  I have not decided on a size.  Not smaller than A5 and not bigger than A4. I will have to work out what works for me.

I find completing journals very difficult. I am going to use this year as my journal .... but in this space. I will document a lot more of my progress, work and inspiration along with pictures of buildings.  My only deadline is to have a minimum of 12 pages completed by the 31 December 2013.

Here goes to a wonderful journey.........................

Happy New Year to Everyone. 
 May 2013 bring you heaps of creativity, stitching, satisfaction and TIME!

Monday, December 10, 2012


I might still play around with the placings, I may not but now to think of the best way to display without knocking hundreds of holes in the wall.

It has been quite a journey but an enjoyable journey.  I have learnt a lot and will keep learning.  All time favourite technique at the moment is photo transfer and working into it with stitch.  Will definitely be doing more of that.

2013: I have worked out where I am going and I am changing direction and techniques.  Watch this space!


I cannot believe I am there and done early!  This is it ..... the final piece in the challenge.

I created a template of the zebra using freezer paper and painted.  I then added the mustard paint around the animal and used a thermo fax screen and some hand squiggles (was concerned I would damage the zebra).  Quilting was simple .... stitched around the black lines and added lines in the background.  Simple but quick effective. Very happy.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December's Choice

I have chosen to follow the same format for December as I did last year in December for the 'pic a day challenge' in that I have gone thru all my pictures and made a choice from there. I have also not made a number of possibilities but have made a single choice and it is  .....

This is not the picture I will be working from but it will be of a Zebra and will probably be a single front on face piece.   I have always wanted to do a piece of a zebra and this is my chance.  What technique? What size?  Time will tell.