Yep, you read that right. Finally my shop is now open for business. I’m still working out the kinks and the items are a little limited, but its a work in progress. At least its up and running. I’m really excited about this new venture. I designed and drew my new logo and I love how it came out. I have lots of ideas to implement if it gets off the ground. Everything on the site is made my little ‘ole me.
It’s called Chickadee Junction and I hope you guys all go visit it and let me know what you think. :)
I’ve been wanting to make some kind of little wall hanging that could hold things. I’m always losing my glasses, remote controls, pens, etc at night when I go to bed. They get knocked off the little shelf I usually use so it was time for a better solution. This is my first bag. I like it overall, but it really needs some heavyweight interfacing to give it some body; perhaps even a little quilting. It’s also too small for my remotes, but works great for my glasses. Ideally I want to have it in a set of 1 small and 1 large. I think these will look really cute in all different kinds of fun fabrics. I plan to sell them on my shop once I work out all the kinks.
I’ve been watching a lot of videos about painting on fabric and have gotten totally hooked on how it looks and how much can be done with it. I bought a 72 box of Derwent Inktense Blocks and some Jacquard No Flow medium. This little flower is my first try with it. The pen that I outlined the flower with was not a waterproof one so it bled into the medium. The top half is done one way and the bottom half of the flower is done another way. I like the bottom half better. :) I’m chuffed on how this came out, though. I can’t wait to combine this with my burgeoning quilting and sewing skills. :)
If you haven’t seen this technique I urge you to search you tube on painting on fabric with Derwent Inktense Blocks. It’s amazing to see the gorgeous things you can do with them.
Last but not least, a new painting. You know, I really need to not be too lazy to get up and get my watercolor paper when I know I’m going to be using my watercolors. lol. This was actually done on regular Strathmore 400 series sketch paper. Hence the wrinkles. :) I’m going to redo this on good paper, but I was really happy to see how it came out. It’s supposed to be a line and wash painting of an old barn in the winter. I need to get better at starting lighter and getting the right colors, but they probably would have looked better on watercolor paper. Still, I like it and love these kinds of paintings. If you follow Peter Sheeler on you tube you’ll see what I was aiming for. I like the lack of.. pressure?… to make something look exactly like the photo. The more muted tones, the rustic-ness of the style. I think learning how to do the “less is more” painting will help whatever else kind of painting I do.
So that’s the catch-up. I was in a little funk for a couple weeks after the car accident, but it felt really good to do some creating again.
Ya’ll take care and thanks for visiting!