Wednesday, February 18, 2015

AlphabeThursday - N is for New

When something isn’t working right, it’s a good idea to try something NEW.  That’s what I did.  As I look back on what’s been going on for the past few years, I see a lot of NEW things.  Rather than bore you with the details of my life, I thought I’d just show you one slice of my life: NEW art.


If you’ve followed my blog, you have seen my NEW handmade quilt.  It’s been keeping me warm this winter.  I now have a greater appreciation for quilters; it took me almost a year to complete mine.  BTY, my bed now lives in the bedroom I painted a couple of months ago – very proud of that!

Last Saturday, Valentine’s Day ❤, I configured a NEW weekly calendar for my art journal.  Previously, I’ve always made artsy, monthly calendars.  With so many NEW things happening, I decided to give myself a little more space for journaling. 


The page started out with a splatter sheet from my art table.  I cut the sheet down to size and stamped/cut some circles for it.  Next I glued down strips from more used paper to delineate day blocks.  While sitting around, watching TV, I’ve been doodling on the sheet.  That’s something NEW I hope to do more in the future.  Do you doodle?


Come see what other bloggers and web designers have to say about the Letter N, over at Ms. Jenny’s site,  …offon my tangent…

16 comments:

Judy Nolan said...

Your quilted bedspread is impressive, Deb! I have quilted tons of squares, but never assembled them into anything. Lovely!

Wandering Wren said...

Good that you have so many new things in your life, Deb you are obviously very creative looking at that impressive quilt and your art journal and a completer finisher I'm sure it would have taken me years to finish :)
Have a lovely week.
Wren x

Wandering Wren said...

Good that you have so many new things in your life, Deb you are obviously very creative looking at that impressive quilt and your art journal and a completer finisher I'm sure it would have taken me years to finish :)
Have a lovely week.
Wren x

Nela said...

I also enjoy new!! and quilts my mum made one for my daughter ... I would like one ... one day but mine I will have to buy! Love to you and newness xxx

Maggie said...

Learning and developing new crafts/ideas/hobbies keeps us young, your Art Journal is lovely, keep doodling!

Denise said...

I love your style. I've never visited you blog before. Very interesting.
Yes, quilting is very time consuming. Lots of time to think. In my case, that dangerous!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love your quilt! It looks so cozy and beautiful!

Sarah Beth said...

I love your quilt! The colors in it are beautiful! I used to doodle, but not so much anymore (what on earth does that say about me? LOL!) I guess somewhere along the way, I put down the doodle pen and picked up the crochet hook instead!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Hello, Storybeader,
Your quilt is darling. Now, you have me thinking about finally doing one. You know, your post about calendars planted the seed for me to start doodling my own daily calendar. Thank you very much. I wrote about it last Saturday. :-)
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Linda Blatchford said...

The quilt is fabulous. I could never do that, and the cats would put their claws in it :(

The journal looks great. I only doodle with wire and beads anymore.

Jim said...

I really like your new quilt and it looks soooo nice in your newly painted bedroom. I like your quilt because to me it looks 'old timey' like my grandmother used to make.

Speaking of calendars (I like yours, it's different) and things old, did you know that you can use a left over 1998 calendar and it will work out fine for 2015?

I have one like my dad used that a printing company sent me. It is yellow, 8 1/2 by 5 3/4 inches, with 1997 twelve months going down on the left (I used that last year) and 1998 on the right. In the middle is ToDo space, labeled at the top TODAY with a 3 1/4 by 6 1/4 space in the middle to keep note and doodles.

When it gets full you can tear off the page and start over or turn it over and save until you don't need what is on there anymore. One could tear it off and save it for a journal also.
I flip it over and write on its back whole page.

Oh yes, in the bottom middle one inch is devoted to advertising, this one the name of the printing company that sent it to me (WHOLESALE PRINTING & ENVELOPE CO. no Web address but there is a 1-800 number.)
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Annesphamily said...

I adore quilts! This one was made lots of love and artistic expression. Two blogging friends made me a wonderful teacup quilt a few years ago. I treasure it. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for sharing.

Gattina said...

Your quilt is very pretty ! Good job !

Sandra Black said...

That's the very reason I have never had a go at quilting, it would take me a year or maybe two to complete something as good as yours. Congratulations.

Splendid Little Stars said...

I love and admire your calendars!
Your quilt turned out so lovely!

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