Just a quick post as I settle into hibernation mode in the craft dungeon. "Polar vortex" (come on, who thinks of these?) again here in Wisconsin with wind chills in the minus 40s for today and Tuesday. One of my continuing "art-ventures" in 2014 is as a Design Team member for Linnie Blooms. Linda Barutha, Linnie Blooms owner, is spreading the wings of her business and is now selling her canvas mixed stitch media products through her own creative reps. You can see the catalog of goodies here
and find a rep to host your own art creation party here.
Today, I played along with the January sketch challenge. I used a 5x5 Linnie Blooms canvas blank as a background for layering some birthday wishes. I created the dotted background by just letting my Copic markers seep into the weaving for a moment.
I think that so often people are afraid to be crafty or artistic because they think they need to spend a lot of time on their creation. Sometimes, simple and quick is just enough to get a few moments of relaxation. A simple hand-made card is so appreciated by the recipient. It shows that you will take time out of your busy chaos to let this person know that they are special enough to receive something hand-made and one of a kind. Now, that is a gift!
So, what are you going to create in your 10 minutes today?
Don't forget that you can play along with the Linnie Blooms sketch challenge right HERE until January 31st.