Thread Drawing Fun

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It’s break-up season in Alaska with melting messes of mud and so much dust which is not fun for my allergies. As I await the arrival of spring green, I’ve been stitching up rainbows (dresses and unicorns), flowers and more.

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I sit down at my sewing machine, with an inspiration image, prepared “canvas” (fabric sandwiched with batting) and pick a place to start. I do my best to stitch the image with one continuous line of thread, going over lines to darken them and move through the image to create texture or words. Then I pull out my box of markers and begin the coloring.
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With each thread drawing, I am growing my skills as I stitch my own story as an artist.

Ready for a Spring Refresh

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Thanks to months of stitching time I’m excited to have an ample supply of artwork to offer a selection for sale online and in local galleries (Girdwood Center for Visual Arts, Dos Manos, Quilted Raven).

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Add some thread drawn and colored happiness to your home with an original thread drawn art quilt. Or choose a mini art quilt with an appliqué girl in boots and an inspirational message using Alison Glass Sunprints 2019 fabric as the backgrounds.
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Bright batik fabrics and inspirational stitched words come together for fun fabric covered notebooks to capture ideas, dreams and plans.

Each art quilt and notebook is unique and gift-worthy and created to make you smile.

Visit the believemagic Etsy shop to see all the fun.

Bloom

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“Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.” – Rumi

“People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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Bloom (6” x 8”)

Drawing with thread is my happy. Coloring is relaxing. Combining the two to create art is joy.

Enjoy Winter Fun

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“As cross-country skiers, we tend to be a bit fanatical, because it’s our own energy that makes you go.” – Dean Glaze
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They enjoy winter fun (9” x 13”)

Happiness – Discover Magic

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Happiness (9” x 9”)
“Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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Discover Magic (9” x 9”)