This picture was taken during the heart of the most recent 2019/2020 winter in the same place as the Moss Post I made a while back. It’s so cool how everyone in this area leaves the moss formation alone and lets it grow in this way. I love looking at it; the moss looks like tiny islands in the sand, or like grassy hills.
It was much sunnier when I took the more recent pictures!
Last Year (overcast weather):
Trying something new with some other scraps of white cotton. I’ve embroidered cat and raven silhouettes on these buttons.
This is a zinnia-style flower I embroidered, then made into a button using recycled card stock. The brown fabric is a cotton remnant from a larger project. These buttons are pretty fun!
I took my tiny embroideries and stitched them taut around discs cut from recycled cardstock. Now, they are adorable little buttons!
This is the second little bluebird I’ve embroidered on brown cotton. I gave him a little flower. This type of tiny embroidery is really fun, and I think I’ll make a project out of it.
Another image from the recent dreary weather. This was taken during what is normally one of the brightest times of the day.
One of the few things still green here, these magnolia leaves were a colorful spot in the recent dreary winter rains.
If you throw the leaves into a fireplace, they crackle so loudly!
During one of my walks in mid-fall, I noticed this local planting of roses. They were one of the last things I saw bloom before winter set in. Their bright pink color was cheering as all the gardens around them went to sleep.
I made these embroidered crocuses during a quiet moment. There wasn’t much of a plan in making them, but all the same it was a pleasant exercise.
Here is a past work I made with the same oil paint set as my galaxy landscape. This one started out as a fern, but them turned into some type of vine. It was a couple years ago that I made this one, back in 2016. Oil painting is definitely enjoyable to me, but it does take a while, requires special handling of the materials used to create the art, and the piece in progress and finished needs a place where it can sit quietly and dry for very long amounts of time. Oil painting is definitely more of an occasional hobby for me, but I still greatly enjoy it.