For the most part 2020 has been a huge bummer, hasn't it. January was wonderful, at least here at Chez Magpie, because we welcomed a brand new baby grandson. After that the year sort of went to h-e-double-hockey-sticks - at least the outside world did. Here at the Chez we were warm, cozy and had lots to keep us occupied.
Over the year I completed a number of items and, like many bloggers, I will do a little 'show 'n tell' of the highlights (more for my benefit than anything!).
APRIL AND MAY
Masks, masks and more masks
If you are seriously interested in knowing more about any of these projects, simply click on the month in my sidebar and scroll through and you'll find it. And I think these pictures are clickable to embiggen.
- Have a peek through the gallery of THIS landscape artist! I would love to command the prices she gets.
- If one of your goals for 2021 is to get your studio space organized, perhaps some of the ideas found HERE might be useful. Or maybe the ones found HERE
- There's a number of ideas HERE for using old books.
A favorite of you work is impossible for me to chose because they are all so beautiful!
Oddly enough most often my favourite project is the one I just completed. Then it's on to the next. And now it's on to a new year and it's to be hoped that it's a better than than the one we've just endured. Happy 2021 to you too!Delete
You've had a very fruitful year. All those wonderful projects completed are a testament to your creative drive. I've heard so many people shut down while others found their way through this year by staying creative. It is always inspiring to see your work. Here's to another fruitful year without as many challenges that this one has brought.ReplyDelete
There were a lot more projects done than I've shown here - this is just a representation. I'm not happy unless I'm creating something so staying home this year hasn't been too difficult for me to deal with. Here's to another fruitful year indeed!Delete
Wow! You were busy. Love seeing them all lined up like that.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year ~
This post was more of a reference point for me but glad you enjoyed it.Delete
Happy 2021 to you as well!
Your work is lovely, Mary Anne, and I decline to pick favorites! But I agree, for the artist the latest is usually the favorite, until a new one starts up. Happy New Year, and thank you for all your posts this year, despite everything being so hard.ReplyDelete
Thank you Liz - you're a faithful reader I know and I appreciate you! Happy 2021 to you as well.Delete
If I had to choose a favorite --and they are all lovely!!--it would be that tractor...something about it just does it for me!!ReplyDelete
You had quite a productive year...nice works
Let's hope 2021 sees the end of Covid and the present Administration...hugs, Julierose
Thank you Julierose - staying home so much this year was good for my creativity, for sure. We will all wait to see what 2021 brings but hopefully it will be much better than what we've been going through.Delete
Holy cow, you have been busy! Beautiful projects. I literally gasped when your cover photo came up. I don't think I've ever seen a barn landscape that drew me in so thoroughly. And that embroidered clutch is absolutely stunning.ReplyDelete
Thank you Linda - your comment made me smile!Delete
Hi Maryanne wow you sure made some fascinating projects,i love how clever you are,Happy New Year my friend xxReplyDelete
At least I can never say I'm bored! Happy New Year to you as well.Delete
What a wonderful year you have had creating. 16 photos of single projects, One with 5 jewellery rolls, 1 with 6 Tote bags, 1 with 3 more bags for the boys, 1 with 3 toys and a huge project of Hexies.ReplyDelete
This doesn't include things like socks,mittens, jackets or Advent calendars, Masks, masks and yet more masks, soap making, dish scrubbers,...and a lot more as well.
You are Amazing Mary Anne. I wonder what 2021 will bring to delight our eyes on your blog.
Be safe and happy. Happy and safe New Year to all your Followers too.
I can't stand sitting around doing nothing so I've kept busy, which has served me well in the year that has been. All my projects have kept me from dwelling on all the bad that's happening around the world. Plus which, they keep me from being bored and bugging Resident Chef!!Delete
Happy 2021 to you as well - here's to a safe, happy, and productive one.
I enjoyed reviewing all your completed projects for this past year. I epecially liked seeing them by month. I bid a good riddance to 2020 and hope for better days ahead...ReplyDelete
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your viewpoint!) these weren't all my projects for the year...just a representation of all I did. And yes, we can all say good riddance to 2020, that's for sure.Delete
Wow! You are most productive, Mary Anne. It would be interesting to see it all and see how often I thought, "Oh yeah! I forgot about that!" :)Delete
Oh goodness, if I were to do a post showing it all it would go on forever! There were a number of things I completed throughout the year that didn't even show up on my blog too. If you're TRULY curious, you can always check my sidebar and scroll back through the year (about as interesting as watching grass grow I'm sure!).Delete
Your work, especially the fabric landscapes, is simply amazing! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Thank you! And a very happy, healthy and blessed new year to you as well!Delete
My dear it is so good to see your 2020 review of so many wonderful creations you have made. You are amazing and I know you never sit idle. May we all have a New Year of Health and Happiness throughout 2021. Blessings My Friend...xoReplyDelete
No, I rarely sit with nothing to do unless I'm deep in contemplation over what I'm going to do next for a landscape. Hmmm....maybe there's something wrong with me that I can't sit and do nothing?!Delete
I echo your hope for 2021.
Happy New Year! It was a busy one for you with all the wonderful things you created.ReplyDelete
Thank you Judy and Happy New Year to you as well!Delete
You had an amazing year in 2020! You have created so many beautiful things, I can't pick a favourite!Delete
Thanks Astrid! There were a lot more creations too but I thought these were a good representation to re-show.Delete