Wednesday, November 15, 2017

From Life to Sketch

... To Needlepoint

Kimberly Santini is one of our artists.  I have loved her work since day one.  I found her on the internet and bought one of her paintings.  

"You Are My Sunshine, A Lesson Painting, Part II of II" original fine art by Kimberly Santini

You Are My Sunshine, 2011

It reminded me of Max when he was a kitten :-)  Love big kitty ears.

Over the years I have had her paint sketches of the boys.  



Hunter


Harold


Max


Richie


Dexter

She captures their hearts in her paintings.  I love the colors, love everything about them.  

Johnny is being painted now, he needs his formal family picture too.  I'll share it when its ready.

In the meantime, our adventure continue.  Stay tuned for new needlepoint canvases from Kimberly.  We have birds!!!

xo
ruth

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Pirate Spider!

OMG!  Check out that spider.  He has amused me since the start of this canvas and now at the he is even sillier.  What can I say?  Every skeleton wearing a witch hat needs a spider dressed like a pirate  :-)


Today was the final lesson of the David Galchutt Boo! Mystery Class.  There's a lot going on in this canvas and it is all so fun.  If you aren't already part of the fun and would like a complete kit, give us a call at 410.296.0405 or order online here.


The spider web is now complete.  Super easy thanks to the perfect color of Kreinik Metallic Threads.

Our little spider friend has curly fun legs.  I've even created my first video to show you how I did it.  This will help my long distance visual learners.  If you like this, I will try to do more. 


And we have a video for the spider's antennae.  This is the corkscrew stitch.  Love this stitch for all the dimension it adds.


Here he is, almost finished.  Just need to finish the beading and he's off to the framer. 


Now I am finishing the next lesson of Santa Fe Felines and getting ready for the Hare and the Crow class Thanksgiving weekend.  See you soon.

xo

ruth

Friday, November 10, 2017

It's Finishing Friday

 I love boxes of finishing!  So many pretty things.  It always inspires me.


I love this finishing of La Sirena by lulu mypinkturtle.  It went to a very special little girl from her grandmother Flora.


Wendy stitched Lani's Aloe pillow using Brenda Hart's guide and now it resides in her brother's
Manhattan apartment.


Jill did an amazing job on Maelba from Sandra Vargas.  I love the feathers on top of the stand up!


Carmen from Melissa Shirley is another piece of Jill's stitching.  It just makes me happy to look at it.

I'm putting the finishing touches on class for Sunday.  See you then.

xo
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