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  4. I’m Sandi, and all I want for last Christmas is to finish something. ANYTHING, but preferably something for me that I could wear. That sounds selfish but over the past few years I realized that I don’t have much of my own work to wear, not in the knittables department, anyway (I’m primarily a yarn person). I discovered that stuff I have knit previously either doesn’t fit any longer or went off to live with other people. (To be fair, I have a number of pairs of earrings and some necklaces that I wear that I have made/designed, but I really want some yarnly to wear!) I’m nearly done with a hoodie, as many of you know. I’ve got about a half-dozen rows left on the buttonband, and then a couple of seams to sew up, buttons to find and sew on, and maybe then I can post a pic of me wearing it. Here’s a photo of Tim using his tail to point out things he finds objectionable (at least that is what I think he’s doing).
  5. I'm so excited about this group, @Alice Creason! Thank you for starting it! --- So, hi. I'm Kim. And as you all likely know, I started my daily creative habit a few years ago, by doing a Year of Making. I had never succeeded at any kind of daily project before that, and I had tried many of them. I was certain I didn't have the conviction or the commitment or the creativity or whatever. Until I found an approach that worked with me instead of against me, and it changed everything about my creative experience. I did a YoM for several years straight, and at this point I hardly think about it. I probably make something every day, but my habit is strong – it's my normal now to be making things, so I may notice when I skip a day or a week, but I no longer fret that I'll have to work on reestablishing the habit. The habit is the part that's a constant. I honestly didn't think I'd ever write these words; it's a really great feeling. But. Of course there's a but! But there are more things I want to do, and I specifically struggle with putting in the time and effort to learn new things that I find difficult. For example, I have wanted to learn how to draw better. I have no, however, ever succeeded in committing to drawing daily. So that's what I'm doing here and now. Except maybe not exactly now. But I need to do this, and I'd appreciate the nudging and cheering and check-ins our community is so good at providing. There, I said it out loud. I want to do a minimum 30-day daily drawing project.
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  9. I'm working on a small sashiko piece, one of 6 different patterns from a patch kit.
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  11. Kim Werker

    Printmaking

    I love messing around with print-making. With rubber stamps, lino, whatever. Daisy's doing some cool stuff with printing over in the art journaling group, too!
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      tamdoll

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  14. As this group gets started, let's use this month to declare intentions and share what you're currently working on. As members join the club, we can talk about what kinds of accountability and support we would like: prompts? monthly challenges? tips for tracking your projects? tips for finishing what you've started? I hope this group will provide support for all types of creatives, whether you draw, paint, sing, write, knit, weave, dance, or play an instrument. Share what you're working on this month.
  15. This group is for anyone and everyone who wants support and a little accountability on the way to building a daily creative habit. Introduce yourself here! Do you already have a well-established daily creative habit? Have you been trying to build one? What do your current habits look like? ---------------- I'm Alice, and I've been trying to establish a daily creative habit for what feels like forever. Sometimes I get some momentum going and can keep it up for days, weeks, even months. But, then life delivers a smackdown, and I have to start all over again. My primary areas of making are embroidery/needlework, weaving, and drawing. But, I also dabble in paper crafts and other areas. I live in the far south suburbs of Chicago with my husband and our cat, Chi. By day I am a systems librarian at a private university where I am also an adjunct instructor for art history.
  16. Alice Creason

    Printmaking

    A long, long time ago I dabbled in linocut, but I haven't done any printmaking in long time. I like the way your print turned out. There are a lot of possibilities for experimentation there.
  17. Misti

    Printmaking

    I've started dabbling in montype printing using a piece of plastic 'glass' that originally had covered a Melissa and Doug magnet set for my son. On a whim I decided to slap some paint on it and flip it over on paper and now I am hooked! One print I made but I've had some others. Anyone else have experience in this?
  18. Prompt: This is more of a doing prompt than a thinking/writing one: Try repurposing something you made that you didn't like into your journal. Cut up some collage paper you hated, use bits of fabric or yarn from a project that didn't work out -- see if you can bring something out of the ashes. (I have some really dreadful monoprints of the type that video #2 will be about that might find a home here!) Videos: This "week" will probably once again be more like two weeks long. The whole week concept has kind of gone off the rails a bit 😄 There are probably going to be 3 separate technique videos. The first is about making dendritic prints - this is a fun way to dip into monoprinting and is an easy win. This requires two pieces of glass (mine are from a couple of cheap picture frames), some kind of acrylic paint and a paintbrush. (And paper.) You can also use plexiglas -- I've read that the result might be slightly different but the basic principle should still work. The second will cover monoprinting with a glass or plexiglas plate. You can use anything with a smooth, non-porous surface, really. I've seen it suggested to use a cookie sheet covered with foil for young kids. I'll be using glass and acrylic paint. People do this process with other materials like watercolor paint or block printing ink, but from what I gather both of those methods require wet paper to pull the ink of the plate, so acrylic is a simpler way to go. And the third will cover printing on a gel plate. There are links in the supply list to recipes for creating one out of gelatin. Mine is a storebought one made by Gelli Arts. Gel Press also sells them and were slightly cheaper last time I looked. Here's the first video:
  19. I finally have the third video from week uploaded! Part of why this took so long (and why I ended up with twice as much video as previous weeks) was the combination of stenciling and doodling that I did. Both can be a little time-consuming. Both tend to be kind of meditative for me, though, so I had no idea how much time I'd spent at it until I started looking over the video. Over the next week we'll look at a couple of methods of monoprinting. Printing with a gel plate is another great way to use stencils, and it's really gratifying how much cool imagery you can create in a relatively short amount of time as compared with applying paint directly through a stencil.
  20. Here is one of my current WIPs. This is a counted canvas project. The pattern is called A Winter's Night by From Nancy's Needle. I love working on it. It looks fancy because of all the specialty threads -- sparkly threads and variegated threads that change colors, etc. -- but it is actually pretty easy to stitch.
  21. This is an open thread for anyone to share photos of their stitching projects. Show me your WIPs, your FOs, and even your UFOs! All forms of embroidery, needlework, and stitching welcome. What are you stitching today?
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  24. Hey all - I'm breaking the second video into two parts because it was long. In this first one I was making collage paper to use for my journal spread:
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    All community supporting members at the Audacious-and-higher level are invited to video chat! Registration is required: https://community.kimwerker.com/topic/240-february-2020-audacious-adventurers-chat/
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  28. I've been sort of off the grid a lot this week due to a combination of family issues and something that might have been food poisoning. (I feel much better now.) This has made week three sort of drag out to more like a couple of weeks 😄 I'm finishing up what was supposed to be last week's journal spread today & will be posting it once I get the video finished up.
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