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Saturday, April 30, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 30

 I made it!
 This has been such a fun and learning challenge.
 I'll write more about that another day.
Today's birds stenciled aqua birds with embroidered eye
 surrounded by a hand embroidered bird cage. 
One last chance to join me in this fun April Art Daily 2016 challenge.
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Friday, April 29, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 29

I enjoy the Seed Stitch so much that I chose to
create another bird using that hand embroidery technique.
Lime green stitching on hand dyed fuchsia fabric.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 28

Today's bird is screen fiber hand embroidered
 using navy floss
on yellow/green hand dyed fabric. 
This may be the first time I've outlined using "X"s.
It's the last week of April and I've almost made it the whole month. 
Join me in this fun April Art Daily 2016. You can share your creativity. 
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 27

 Today's bird is hand embroidered black lazy daisy stitching outline 
with Colonial knots and a funky "X" for the eye.
These birds have been so much fun this month. 
It's the last week of April and I've almost made it the whole month. 
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 26

Today's bird is 3 yellow Ultra Suede birds in a nest of hand dyed fabric strips.
Not my favorite "bird" this month yet that's the beauty of Daily Art -
 tomorrow is a new adventure.
It's the last week of April and I've almost made it the whole month. 
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Monday, April 25, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 25

 Today's birds are  red fabric paint  printed through a freezer paper stencil
 I created onto hand painted teak fabric.
I plan to hand embroider branches and around each bird.
It's the last week of April and I've almost made it the whole month. 
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 24

 Today's bird is hand appliqued purple fabric with yellow embroidered lazy daisy flowers, purple crossed legs and colonial knots for the eye. Only 1 week left in April.
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 23

 "Vogel" is the German word for bird which is hand embroidered 
inside this bird shape on purple hand painted fabric. 
Creativity comes in all forms...decorating.,cooking, photography, etc
I'd enjoying seeing your creativity today.
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Friday, April 22, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 22

Today's hand dyed red on blue fabrics.
 I plan to do a buttonhole stitch
 in red embroidery floss around the perimeter.

UPDATE - red embroidery stitching across bird. A new technique for me.
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 21

I finished up this bird composition from a workshop with Jane DaVila yesterday. 
Great teacher - great workshop.
Today's bird is screen fiber hand embroidered in navy floss with twisted batik fabric legs
, paper and fabric collage on hand dyed fabric.
 Notice "vogel vogel" (German for bird - bird) quilted to the right side.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 20

Today's bird is a whimsical yellow hand dyed appliqued bird
 with black embroidered beak and legs. Yellow embroidered "X"s embellishment.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 19

Today's bird is screen fiber bird hand embroidered /quilted
 using aqua & blac floss
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Monday, April 18, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 18

 Surface design circles with black paint on red hand dyed fabric. 
After I finish the black embroidery outline,
 I plan to add Colonial knots to the centers of the circles.
Update: Colonial knots in the centers of the painted circles
finishes the red bird nicely.
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Sunday, April 17, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 17

Black hand embroidered Hummingbird on hand painted blue/yellow fabric.
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This bird was from my journal as I am
Learning to draw birds.
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Saturday, April 16, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 16

Pink embroidered bird on gray hand  dyed fabric with green embroidery within.  
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Friday, April 15, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 15

Inspiration for this bird comes from Pinterest. 
Hand appliqued blue fabric on purple/blue hand dyed fabric.
Black embroidered features.
Simple but sweet.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 14

Many of my bird creations are inspired from my small art journal.
This one is inspired from some of my granddaughter's shared stickers 
 while creating some art at their house.
Ready to hand embroider using masking tape
to keep it secure until the 
Screen fiber bird on a stick  is hand embroidered to 
hand dyed green fabric.
UPDATE : Hand embroidered in yellow and a starburst within.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 13

 Outside my studio window is a small Bird Feeder. 
I delight in the birds that come so close to the window for a Sunflower seed.
 Today's bird is fused hand dyed blue fabric bird with a screen bird feeder on a black ribbon pole.
 All hand embroidered to my hand painted yellow fabric.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 12

Today's bird is black embroidered Lazy Daisy stitch
outlined and spiral on green hand painted fabric.
It's not too late to participate in the April Art Daily 2016.
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Linked to Thursday Favorite Things, Crazy Mom Quilts, Whoop Whoop Friday, Off The Wall Friday
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Monday, April 11, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 11

A hand painted light aqua background for a red/fuchsia strip layered bird 
with a hand dyed folded beak. Hopefully by the time I finish the hand sewing, I am able to upload a photo.
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Sunday, April 10, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 10

 Goldfinches are plentiful at our mountain home. 
Today's bird is fuse applique hand dyed yellow fabric. 
I'll hand embroider and attach black screen features.
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 UPDATE - Yellow lazy daisy stitch surrounds Goldfinch, orange lazy daisy beak. Screen eye, "cap", wing and tail feathers attached with black embroidery and yellow embroidery within the bird.

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 ~ Day 9

Today's bird uses freezer paper stencil and hand painted
 through Punchanella with white textile paint on hand dyed purple fabric.
 I plan to do some embroidery on it today. 
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UPDATE - Embroidered bird and wing outline in 1 strange purple and 1 strand black combined.
I'm thinking a simple button for the eye at a later time.
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Friday, April 8, 2016

April Art Daily - Day 8

If you look closely you can see the outline of  a smaller
No doubt, this is a challenge yet fun adventure as I seek to 
create daily within my parameters.
I will do a black embroidered outline with black
Seed stitching within.  
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UPDATE -  Bird outline and legs are hand embroidered using a lazy daisy stitch,
 Seed stitch inside the bird while the eye is 4 Colonial knots.
 I forgot to mention that I hand painted the fabric and did batik on it.
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 7

My simple parameters are hand dyed or hand painted fabrics 
using hand work on a bird theme.
Today's art is 3 small bird shapes from my journal cut from a freezer paper stencil and painted with aqua fabric paint. I plan to embellish them today.
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UPDATE - I hand quilted around the birds using a waxed embroidery floss.
I was going for a birdhouse look.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 - Day 6

Thanks to my friend Gabrielle who challenge me to choose a 
word for 2016. My word is "STRENGTH".
So naturally after I did an embroidery black outline of
this bird shape on hand painted purple fabric,
 I embroidered "STRENGTH" within it's boundaries.
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 ~ Day 5


My original hope was to have a completed Fiber Art block daily
 but realized that's not the point.
 The point is to create daily and not worry about the outcome.
 Artistic Freedom!!
Black fiber screen on hand painted blue/green fabric.
 I'll applique it to the fabric with blue embroidery floss.
SOOO...Keep going my friends - I know it's tough but so good to create something daily.
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Monday, April 4, 2016

April Art Daily ~ Day 4


Black embroidered X's on hand dyed pink fabric.
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UPDATE - The many X's take awhile but are worth it.
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April Art Daily 2016 - Day 3

Black paint on Dragonfly stencil on hand dyed aqua fabric. 
Hand meandering quilt stitched. 
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Saturday, April 2, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 ~ Day 2


Hand painted aqua standing bird on hand dyed purple fabric. Cross stitch embroidered eye.
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Friday, April 1, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 ~ Day 1 ~ Begins TODAY!! Join the FUN!

No Fooling!! April Art Daily 2016 begins TODAY! 
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Here's the 7 inch X 8 inch hand embroidered Seed Stitch Bird
on hand dyed green fabric. 

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