Sunday, 27 April 2008

Home Is Where The Heart Is

I'm in a small fabric postcard exchange group with a few other Australians and the current theme is "home" and despite trying to do something avant-garde or even experimental, I have been drawn back to a sweet country look again!

I am really trying hard not to buy new fabric (remnants from garage sales / trash n' treasure markets don't count of course!) so I have made my postcards with some Daisy Kingdom fabric I have had for at least 10 years, probably longer. They were actually a lot more time consuming to make than I expected (mostly from trying to fray long strips of fabric) but I am happy with the result. I stamped the sentiment with a set of tiny rubber alphabet stamps and the little hearts on the lace are Scribbles dimensional paint.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday! The sun is shining here and I am off to cook breakfast before an art filled day.

PS Finally tried my Dremel yesterday - I have only had it for several years but been to scared to use it (it was all the safety information that put me off - I had visions of body damage)! Still not confident but at least I've got it out of the box and had a quick run through with my 17 year old son (Zach). The reason for this massive effort - I have foolishly signed up for a Nina Bagley workshop next month at the Art Retreat in Melbourne and I need to drill holes in stones. At the time of registering over a year ago, I thought it would be good to push my boundaries, but now that it is only a few weeks away, I am thinking this was not such a good idea!! My other workshops are with Misty Mawn (and I can't paint faces so that is going to be interesting too!!) and Traci Bautista, so it should be an awesome weekend if I can get my act together! Only 5 more days of work before I have a whole three weeks of holidays!!!!

14 comments:

Doreen G said...

The postcards look great Debbi and lucky you doing a workshop with Traci Bautista--that's one workshop I would love to do.

sharon young said...

OH, yummy , yummy , yummy, I just love these PC's Debbi, they're the most lovely little pieces, I just had to keep going back to the close-up for anther look, and each time it made me smile.
Wonderful!!!!

Jacquelines blog said...

AAAAAAHHHHH, you really got me jealous here. Nina Bagley,Misty Mawn and Traci Bautista?????? It is a great idea! Enjoy it girl, go for it!!!!!
(why don't they never come to the Netherlands????)

Viola said...

They look so gorgeous, Debbi! :-)

Anonymous said...

Please forgive me for spamming a little bit, after seeing such a nice postcard creation, I would like to share with you one of my personal websites: www.postcrossing.com - it's an online project for exchange postcards with random people around the world - have a look! And again, great work!

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Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Hi Debbi
It doesn't work telling yourself not to buy any more stock. I've tried. After you postcards I finally decided to buy the spray mists - 6 of them.
Cheers

Purple Missus said...

Oh I want to be you! Tracy Bautista and Nina Bagley - you lucky, lucky thing. Drilling holes in stones - wow, very intriguing.

And very glad to see you are still out of the 'country' closet :))

artisbliss said...

These are so, so cute Debbi! I hadn't thought about Daisy Kingdom fabric in a long time, but they have (had? do they still make it?) really cute stuff.

Night Owl Designs said...

Your postcards look marvellous Debbi! Love the "sweet country look", lol.

Dawnie said...

I know you will have a FANTASTIC time, so please send a hello to DOT, Jacky and Shirley if your paths happen to cross.Look forward to hearing all about those travels when you come home you lucky chook !
Take care and thankyou for all you share
Dawnie T

Jodene said...

Hi Debbi, I found you! Thanks for the directions. I have had great fun looking at all of your artwork. This fabric is just adorable!

Keron Lee said...

Debbi - don't worry - we beginners can hold hands - my 18 month old Dremel has not been well used & I can't paint to save myself.....I hope that Misty has remedial classes as well!

Sue Smith said...

ROTFL!!! I can picture you being slightly terrified by the drill, mainly because I'd be exactly the same. I think my fear comes from Year 8 woodwork/metalwork classes and the way we were warned about the extensive ways we could damage our bodies, LOL! I'm so proud of you, that you're facing your fear... but I'll just keep running in the other direction :) Until I can find a spunky boy that will offer to use it for me! Hmmm... that could take a mighty long time!