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.

Monday, April 22, 2019

More progress

As you can see in this photo, there has been some progress over the weekend...



I added the 'trim' to the grass, tried to tone down the
too-dark grass area on the right (still not sure about it)
and started adding the trees.  
Definitely still a work in progress!!

- Have a peek at the sweet things created by THIS artist (check through her galleries).

- For those of you who are Star Wars fans AND like to cross stitch, THIS little guy would be so much fun.

- And if you go HERE, you will see the most amazing four-seasons journal that Chris has made!  The details are incredible.

- For those of you who like weaving (and you know who you are!), perhaps you might enjoy having a look at the work from THIS artist.   And the work of THIS incredible artist too!

Another anonymous quote for you today ...  "Creative people don't have a mess, they have ideas lying around everywhere!"








20 comments:

  1. On my! The trees, the pine trees and the bare trees add so much. These pictures always get to a stage where I look at it and wonder what more does she need to do? I'm thinking that right now. And then you keep working your magic and I'm like, "Of course, she wasn't done with the trees!" I am intrigued over what the process must be for you. Do you envision a whole finished picture before you begin, or does your vision grow as you work? It's probably a bit (or maybe a lot) of both, but I'd love to see inside your head more as you create these works of art. You do such wonderful work, Mary Anne.

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    1. I can tell you that seeing inside my head would not be a pretty picture....yikes! As for envisioning - no, I don't think that happens (beyond using the inspiration photo as a jumping off point). I do something and then sit back and contemplate what else it needs/wants and then go from there. LOTS of time is spent in contemplation - not only over what to do next but how to execute my ideas. I tend to know that something isn't 'right' but have no clue why that happens. Comes from having no artistic training!!

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  2. Okay to suggest a design idea? Old painter's trick: touches of the same green as the lower right among the trees. It will give balance and harmony. Just a thought.

    Great to see a work develop.

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    1. Of COURSE it's okay to suggest ideas!!! I'm always happy to hear suggestions of how to improve. In this case, I really like this and might just do it, but I will wait until after I've stitched the rest of the grass to see what it looks like then. It's always a surprise when the grass is done because the colour can change so much.

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  3. Wow, I really like this one! The trees add so much!!

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    1. Thanks Cathy! I"m happy with the trees (particularly now that I've added some more details to them, which you'll have to wait until Wednesday to see).

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  4. Absolutely brilliant, and you have only begun the scene. Love the pines and can hardly wait until the birches have some cover. I wouldn't mind, either, seeing how you come up with great ideas and more especially how you tackle something you consider wrong.

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    1. The pines had me worried and now they're my favourites. I think I'll be using those in more landscapes. Geez, I don't know how to explain how I come up with ideas - it takes a lot of contemplation and then I just dive in and hope for the best (along with some 'frogging' on occasion!!).

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  5. This is coming to life! Lovely trees you have added. I rather like the grasses and it merely looks like a shaded area in the right corner. It will all come together as you work your Magic Dear. Spring Sunshine and Bliss...

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    1. It always does surprise me when I start adding details and see it coming to life. Actually have temps in the double-digits here and the sun is attempting to shine. Maybe, just maybe, spring might stay around!!

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  6. Looking Great! Love the birch trees.

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    1. I like both birth and pine trees so this is making me happy!

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  7. Oh, the trees! How splendid they look. And, just so you know, I am living that quote!

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    1. The trees add a lot don't they. And yes, I live that quote too - daily!

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  8. I agree with previous comments about the addition of the trees! Love the link to the dimensional weaving gallery. Thanks

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    1. The dimensional weaving certainly caught my eye too - beautiful (and intricate!).

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  9. Love those trees at the back. They really add to it.

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    1. I'm liking the trees too but alas my stash of 'birch bark' fabric is practically gone so I guess I will have to resort to painting my own which is always a bit of a crap shoot!

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  10. I enlarged this one and the detail in the grey/white trees is amazing

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    1. And the trees have changed since then too!

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