Friday, January 10, 2020

Creative Habit

Over the Christmas season I happily spend my time with family and friends, 
and I get out of the habit of creating daily.   

Once the season is over it always takes me time to get back into my creative habit.  

This year's project that I am hoping gets me moving creatively once again 
is embroidering on felted stones.  

Embroidery is not something I have done a lot of, but it is something I seem drawn to lately, and I like the flower I created yesterday. 

So I felted a pile of stones today - and hope to find some time to do some stitching soon! 

Thursday, January 2, 2020

What Have I Been Up To???

Time seemed to slip away and before you knew it, months slipped by without me showing up here.  

Well - it's a new year now and I will try to do better!   
         (no promises though)

In the past couple of months I created a number of things using the floral drawings I made at the end of my 100 days of botanical bits project.  

I made some teeny tiny collages with the drawings on my handmade paper..... 

I used 9 of the teeny tiny collages to create this piece. 

And then it became bowl making time. 
I made numerous bowls using paper pulp, tea bags, paint etc. 
decorated them with my floral drawings and finished them with a layer or wax. 

Bowls changed to bottles or jars and the decorating continued. 

Side Note: 
For those of you that have asked about an 
online course making paper pulp bowls and bottles
I am starting it next week! 

I also used the floral drawings in my collage creations. 

To which I added some paint

And some stitching. 

Then it was jewelry making time. 
I always love making earrings out of strapping metal. 
I love when the metal has some wear and tear on it!

I found a bag of leather scraps in the studio that someone had gifted me many many moons ago, and I wanted to make something with the bits - and so the scraps of leather earrings and necklaces were created.  

And then it was time to get ready for Christmas
- gifts were made
- goodies were made
- decorations were hung
- presents were wrapped
- and family time was had

It was lovely

The only creating I managed to do over the holiday season was a few journal pages. 

This 2020 page needs some writing on yet 
but that will come!

Although I hope to post here more often, as I do love my little blog - if you are looking for more updates on what I am creating, 
you can follow me on instagram  @kimhenkelcreations