Thursday, February 26, 2009

Art from the Needle

I realised this evening that it's been a really long time since I visited the craftgrrl community on Live Journal, so I went over there to check it out.

I'm so glad I did.

Miss Maya (LJ username "missychacha") draws linework on fabric with her sewing machine, fills in the basic colors with gouache, then brings the whole piece into the third dimension with various beads. My favorite of the pieces shown in the above linked post is the first one, titled "Love and the Ocean," but I also love the more sombre "Hal," and there isn't a single piece there that I wouldn't love to have mounted and hanging on my wall!

Miss Maya also draws and paints in more conventional ways. Her work can be seen at her Deviant Art account.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Been a While

I haven't posted in a while, but I have been (and still am) busy crafting. Here's just a tiny hint:

More on that later.

I'm also getting really excited about 42 Magazine's first issue coming out next month! Serene has been wading through tons of submissions, and she says there is some incredibly good stuff in there. I've seen a couple of the pieces, and I can't wait to see more!

I've added a section over on the left side of the screen, for links to Useful Things. Right now it's only got one item in it, a website for measurement conversions. The site even has a place to convert volumes of various cooking ingredients (tiger lily blossoms?!?!?) to weights, and back again! I plan to add This to That as soon as I get or make a button for it. What website are you always referring to, when you need to know something? Let me know, and maybe I'll add it to the list!