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Goodness Gracious, Great Ballz of ????

So, I thought I would give Jan Mullen’s “Magic Ballz” technique a go – as described in this book:

I pulled together some of my stash of bright reds and orange fabrics and came up with this:

orange ball

No, I’ve no idea what it’s all about either 🙂

I don’t like it enough to want to make it into a wall quilt. I didn’t enjoy the process enough to want to make a whole quilt of ballz. And I’m not sure my hand stitching makes it robust enough for a potholder. Any ideas?!?!

Oh well, at least it’s got me back in the swing of sewing!

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Be Amazed

be amazed

Mary Oliver is one of my favourite poets.  She writes eloquently and beautifully and with a reverence for nature and spirit.  The verses included in this  journal spread are taken from her poem “The Sun“.  The scan isn’t great – the paint is actually much, much brighter – but I think it conveys the spirit in which it was created.  “Be amazed!”   Take time to pay close attention to the world and you can’t help but be amazed.  But how often do we take the time to be amazed?

In the words of the Buddha: “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”

Which brings me neatly on to our sketches for this week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment, which is to sketch your very best blossom. Here’s my rather plain bloom:

bloom - v

Waif’s Morning Glory flowers:

bloom - r

Gman’s flower border:

bloom -  g

After stating that drawing flowers wasn’t really “his cup of tea”, Gman then went on to do another flower drawing, and rather lovely it is too!:

bloom -  g dark

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