Monday, 27 October 2008

Creative Urges

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Recently I've been feeling itchy to do something creative again. At this stage I'm not sure what... I used to enjoy working with coloured pen, pencils and watercolour, but I also love beadwork and embroidery.

Looking around at other people's blogs and websites I realised that I've never shown any of my stuff online. I figured it was time to change that. I'm posting two of my creative urges.
This one below was done with coloured pencils, just for fun. It's a flower arrangement with a "twist". ;-)


The next one is done with embroidery - embroidery cottons and a thicker black crochet thread I used for the rooster's feathers. It was a gift I made for my sister-in-law. She loves Roosters. :-) He's copied from a Japanese print. The chick's colours didn't come out right, but the rooster looks exactly like it does in this photo.


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13 comments:

  1. I really like the 1st one with the cats and the plants, it's beautiful!

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  2. WOW!!! You're REALLY talented! I LOVE both the results. I'm lousy at drawings and handicrafts (always have been!), so I always admire people who can do such things. BRILLIANT!!! ;-D

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  3. Michelle, I absolutely love your colored pencil flower arrangement! So beautiful and creative. Such a clever idea and so well done. I especially like the "birds" of paradise flower at the top. Wonderful! :D
    Thanks so much for sharing this. I hope we will get to see more of your work.

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  4. Aaah - finally! I hinted once for a glimpse of your creative work :-)
    They're beautiful Michelle! J.J.

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  5. WOW! You can write and draw...and embroider...

    Very nice. I can only draw a mean stick man!

    Thank you for sharing. Especially that first one. It's very interesting and very cool. Mind you, I like how freaked out the rooster looks stepping over that skull

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  6. It is beautiful!!! Your creative urges need to be listened to and made room for. Those are just beautiful! More, more , more:)

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  7. Oh my goodness, you really have a talent Michelle! Wow! I love them!

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  8. Thank you Amel.

    Everyone is creative in some way, it's not just arts or crafts that are being creative - I've known creative cooks, gardeners and some moms who are amazingly creative in how they raise their kids. :-)

    Hi Daisy
    Thanks. :-) Yes, I like that bit myself, and the owl faces in the red flowers (disa lilies).

    Hi J-J
    LOL I know - waaay overdue! I promise I'll add more.

    Thanks PV
    umm... the skull is actually a chick, but it is more yellow in real life than it came out in that photo. I wasn't too happy with the chick. It doesn't look fluffy enough. :-\

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  9. You are so talented! That flower arrangement drawing looks like it could be placed within Alice's Wonderland quite easily. :D

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  10. Hi Alex

    are you an Alex I know or a new Alex? Whatever the case - thank you for the compliment and for a great idea - I just might try some Alice pictures next time. :-)

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  11. Extremely delicate! It must takes a long time to do.>.<

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  12. OrOne

    The black rooster I "cheated" by painting with fabric paint first - that way I had a flat grey-black rooster shape and only had to add feathers with the embroidery stitching.

    It was good fun, but it did take a lot of work. :-)

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