MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Books, birds and eyes

I've been happily stitching, but can't show you - yet!

I was happy to see the UPS man come today because he brought me this...




I haven't opened it yet because I'm saving it until I can sit down and have a delightful read.  This book is by Sue Bleiweiss who I've followed online for some time.  Along with her own blog HERE, she also runs the Sketchbook Challenge blog HERE.  I have long been intimidated by sketchbooks because I didn't know quite what to do with one.  Taking Karen's 'An Embroiderer's Ledger' online class has started me on what I hope will be a fruitful journey into sketchbook-ing.  

This book has been talked about all over the 'net so I decided that I simply couldn't live without it any longer!  Specs:  'The Sketchbook Challenge" (Techniques, Prompts, and Inspiration for Achieving Your Creative Goals) by Sue Bleiweiss.  Published by Potter Craft, c 2012,  ISBN 978-0-307-79655-4

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About birds?  Well, I just stumbled across some of the cutest little embroidered ones that Catherine Frere-Smith has done.  Go HERE (scroll down to see her delightful little creations!).

And eyes?  There's definitely embroidered 'eye' candy brooches at Sylvia's Windy River Beadwork and Embroidery site HERE

6 comments:

  1. I just bought this book too. I really like it but was a little disappointed at the small size. Good content though. I have been trying to get into art journaling/sketchbooking for a while and just lack the courage to go for it. I stop, start, stop, start!! I am just starting again so I hope I stay with it this time.

    Enjoy.

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  2. what are you stitching?

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  3. Good for you for trying a new adventure! I hope we see what you put in the book.

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  4. Oooh, that looks like a good read. Yummy stuff. Enjoy. Off to check those links. Ta!

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  5. Dear MA

    I'm sure there will be heaps of inspiration in that Sketchbook for you - the multi talented MA!!!

    Thanks for popping in to see me luv ya!!

    Big warm hugs

    xox
    Shane

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  6. you have way too much self control. No way would I be able to restrain myself from opening that book.

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