Monday, September 21, 2015

Decorate with ORANGE and CQ Art

Hello and first day of Fall or Autumn or whatever they want to call it is coming up.   Now I don't remember when it's name got changed. Whatever day it is----it is a coming.  I think I told you it is my favorite time of year, it is.     Funny isn't it how they, whoever they are, change the names of things or events or in this case a season change?  All I know is the leaves change color, the cold fronts come in and out very quickly and the pumpkins and treasures like that get to be put out and decorate with.   I guess it is the time of year when we can decorate with ORANGE and no one faints. 
 
I have been painting, I will post those soon.   Of course I have been stitching also.   It is funny when I retired, what almost 5 years or might be 6 years now, I thought what am I going to enjoy doing now?   I loved loved my photography and running the business part of it.  I never thought I would like that but our accountant, who knows me well, said "Annette just pay by check and all will be good".   Ok wandering off on a bunny trail now,  sorry.    I tried several things in the art world and loved it all and I figured the cream would rise to the top and I think it did. 
 
The painting, a different style now than when I use to paint, and the stitching .  I think they are the winners.   So enough chattering Annette get on with the pics.
 
I did a Round Robin with a group of ladies and I chose my theme to be Alice in Wonderland.    Hubby had a book from olden days and has pics, black and white, so I went on line and found them in color.   All the ladies did wonderful in the RR  so when I got them back I thought about adding more pages and make a book.  Not to novel of an idea, I mean books have been around forever or nearly forever but I thought a book it will be.   I have at least 12 blocks sewn together and here is the first block I did embellish.   
 
The little bird had to peek in to see what the caterpillar, looks like a hookah smoking caterpillar to me, but remember the whole story line of Alice in Wonderland is a little different.  Anyway the birdie is listening in, the lady bug has to get close by.   I added the yellow metal charms but painted them first.  You can't have anything normal looking in Wonderland.   So here is my block I did.    I think I am going to make them my CQJP 2016 project  
 
 
 
 
Ok onward and upward so to speak here .  I know underwater in CQ is just fun and called UTS,  meaning under the sea so I was invited to play so I have not ever done one so here goes.  I did want to add one of my hand drawn and painted mermaids I made for Ciggies or Silkies so this red headed girl got to be a mermaid.   Little glass fish, a jelly fish of sorts and some "sea weed".   She was fun to do and I will have more on here as the months go by. 
 

 
 
 
Now you may remember I am doing blocks, one a month, of the celebration of Day of the Dead.  So colorful and just fun to make.  I did do 3 wall hangings with 4 blocks in each but will share those later, don't want to spoil the reveal of each month.  I don't think the blocks will mind but will make them wait their turn.  

I don't know why but this one is one of my favorites.  

 
 
A close up of this little block with beads, embroidery, silk ribbon pretties.   I can thank Pat Winter for teaching me the art of CQ.   A wonderful online class and she taught me well.  

 
 
 
 
There you go what I have sort of been doing lately and you know there is more going on in my world.  Like if the grass dries from the heavy dew we will mow, you know exciting things like that and going to the post office.  It just blows your hair back how exciting of a life we lead.  
 
 
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world and down my different bunny trails
 
 
XOXOXO
Annette