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April 30, 2019
Spring Linen Table Runner from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Easter Spring Time Linen Table Runner

I have been so delighted while creating this Linen Table Runner. It excites me because I have never made anything like it. This is my first time piecing with linen, second time using only solid fabrics, and I have never used a color palette like this before. These soft pastel linen fabrics have a subtle yet distinct difference to them. I am so happy with how this Spring Linen Table Runner turned out.

The fabrics are all Riley Blake Designs. They are a 55% Linen / 45% Cotton blend and that makes them perfect to make a light quilt or a ...

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April 9, 2019
Lily Pond Leap: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Lily Pad Glow colour scheme by Clever Chameleon

What do Lily Pads and QUBEs have in common?

A recycled colour scheme from way back in June 2017.

Whaaaaat? LOL, no I’m not a “frog short of a lily pond”. It’ll all make sense in a moment, but it starts with this Lily Pad Glow colour board re-run. As we all know, life goes in circles and today’s little colour board has resurfaced for a red hot go at inspiring a quilt design. Even more shockingly….. a quilt that is actually being made.

This pretty pastel colour scheme was only the fourth colour scheme I ever ...

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June 15, 2018
Baby Elephant Pastel from Pebble Creek Arts

This baby elephant photo was so cute that I just had to paint it.

I started this one on vacation this year with David at Sun and Fun in Florida. That was a nice trip. I didn’t get much done on it at the time because I was too busy hanging out in the hot tub or walking around the air show with David. It was a nice trip. I will post more about that trip in a separate post.

I posted my second tutorial video on YouTube with this one. You can check it out here.

I really ...

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June 8, 2018
Apple Study 3 from Pebble Creek Arts

I started this painting over a year ago when David and I took our first camping trip. It was so nice to sit outside with him and the dogs and just relax with a glass of wine until bed time.

I finally pulled this one back out of the WIP pile and decided to finish it. I took video of the remaining progress and used it in my first voice over tutorial! Please check out the video here or on my videos page (link on the left).

I was happy with the results. However, when I sprayed the fixative, it ...

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February 2, 2018
Red Gerber Daisy from Pebble Creek Arts

I started this one a while back. However, I lost interest in pastel because I was having trouble getting the detail I wanted.

I am at a point now where I understand that perfection is not required and an unrealistic and stressful goal. Therefore, I decided to finish this one up.

I have to admit, it was much easier and more enjoyable when I just let go and painted.

I have had some trouble in the past with pastel fixatives making the work darker. I was trying Sennelier fixative this time. It still had that problem, but maybe not as ...

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December 29, 2017
Red Sea from Pebble Creek Arts

I bought a box of soft pastels and wanted to use them.

This is an 9″ x 12″ pastel on UArt 600 pastel paper. The colors on the pastels are so vibrant. I really like them. They are Sennelier soft pastels. I also really like the paper. It hurts my finger if I blend too much, but you can use other tools to blend. The best part is… no fixative required!

You can see the video of this one on my YouTube channel or on my videos page. Please give it a like!

Signing off for now. Happy Friday!

Trish

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