Saturday, January 01, 2011

Another in my nostalgia series

@nostalgia_ zinnia
Completed "Nostalgia: Zinnia." I showed you how I started this quilt here
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This is another bit of letter from Ralph's Letters. I love using bits of his letters in my work. A reminder of such a crazy, happy, youthful time.
nostalgia_ zinnia detail

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Backstory: I transfered the flower from my sketchbook, which was quite pink, but I didn't have pink thread, so I used a rosey brick color thread. It wasn't working. So I painted the flower a rosey brick color. Still wasn't working, so I covered the rosey brick stitching with tulle!
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And the Sketchbook Challenge starts today! Jill Berry has chosen an awesome theme and I for one am thinking on it......
and Happy New Year!! One of my words for this year is "light." Leave a comment and tell me one of your words for 2011, and I will chose a random winner (on Jan 4th) and send you something. something cool.

51 comments:

  1. Very lovely! Happy New Year Jane!!!

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  2. Your work is very evolving & cool. I enjoy your blog. So I guess my word would be evolve.

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  3. I am also thinking about the Sketchbook Challenge - I love January's kick-off topic!! One of my words for this year is "SHARE".

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  4. I just love your nostalgia series. One of my words for the new year is "center". Wishing you a wonderful 2011.

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  5. Just found your blog it's beautiful. My word for 2011 is Believe. 2010 was the first year I chose a word for the year. As I looked back on 2010 and my word which was Expect. I was amazed and blowen away by it. I also realized how surprised I was at my level of disbelief. So for 2011 it's BELIEVE

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  6. Love this piece you posted today. One of my words is "grow."

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  7. LOVE your blog. you inspire me. That's my word.....INSPIRE.

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  8. I think my word for 2011 will be surprise. I want to surprise myself with all I do, learn, and create this year.

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  9. My word for 2011 will be integration - kind of an odd one, but I want to pull myself together and accept the changes in my life and be whole again.

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  10. Awesome project! I love the solution of tulle... makes the stitches very subtle.
    My word for this year is TRUST.
    Happy New Year!
    Lotus

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  11. Love your series! The hand stitching is beautiful and calms me just to look at it. Beautiful!

    My word this year is "Glory". Not for myself but it is my heart's desire to bring Glory to the One who knows and loves me most. Jesus. That will be my intentional focus this year. To live and do everything to bring Him glory.

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  12. Beautiful quilt. I too am thinking of the first Sketchbook Challenge. My word for 2011 is 'progress' (noun or verb).

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  13. Just BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the "feel" of it!

    Happy New Year Jane!

    jojo

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  14. WOW! This is my first visit to your blog. Your work is positively magnificent!I will be back. Happy New Year to you!

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  15. Such a beautiful piece! I too am doing the Sketchbook Challenge and thinking today about what I highly prize...My word for 2011 is Abundance - I want to be thankful for my blessings and to focus on what I have in my life, not what I don't have.

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  16. Love the color of your Zinnia. My word for this year is "organize".

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  17. Love your work and your blog. It's simplicity is it's best asset.
    My word for the year is REALIZATION as a noun and verb. Does that make sense?

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  18. Jane !! Love how this piece came about and all of the different parts used to create the whole!! One of my words for 2011 is focus. there are so many things that I lvoe to do but I really really need to focus!!! happy New Year to you!!!

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  19. My word for the year is grow. I've grown so much as an artist from taking your online Journal Style class, and am looking forward to the On Location class, as well as the Sketchbook Challenge.

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  20. The zinnia is a wonderful reminder that warmer days are around the corner. I have been pondering the theme for the sketchbook project and I think I have come up with a workable theme for the month. Now to do the work.;) My word this year is resilience.

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  21. Just discovered your blog, very inspiring!

    My word for 2011 is "release" ....

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  22. Jane - I love the new piece! Great colors. What I really love about it is the emotion it evokes. A true nostalgia. My word for the year is...elusive. No, that's not my word but the word is Being elusive...(haha)
    Happy New Year!

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  23. Hi Jane, I truly love your posts. They inspire me to think outside the box. One of my words for 2011 is "BLOOM". As an artist I need to bloom. Push myself to the sky. In other words fertilize my work and see what happens. A new adventure will unfold. Happy New Year! Sharon

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  24. Beautiful piece! My word for 2011 is "Grateful"
    Jan H.

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  25. Hi Jane, One of my words is "Enjoy"
    Happy New Year. Thanks

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  26. Hi Jane, your work is beautiful. Happy New Year to you. My word for this year is "shine". Many blessings, Johoanna

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  27. Lovely work, ethereal in many ways. My name has a connection to light and it fascinates me. Split white sunlight and whoa, look at all the colours. fascinating!

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  28. Love your blog Ive only seen one page coming back
    Word for this year is FRAY I find it hard to do

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  29. This is another lovely piece Jane. I'm finally working full time as an artist so my word this year is 'succeed', it's taken awhile but I finally made it. I'm hoping that over the year my word will change to success.

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  30. Your postcard is a lovely tribute to all things hand created. It is sure to become an heirloom.
    My word for 2011 is NOW. I shall not leave behind my 2010 word FOCUS as I will need it to stay in the NOW. Happy 2011 to you...

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  31. I think my word for this year is going to be "delve." Delve into my stash, delve into my psyche, delve into my abilities. I'm sure I will delve into the meaning of why I chose "delve;" it was intuitively the first thing that came to my mind and I rejected the automatic critic that popped up to reject it.

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    edie
    purpleone at gmail dot com

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  32. I love the way you put so many aspects of your work together, Jane: sketching, hand stitching, free-motion stitching!!! I took your watercolor/sketch/ journal class in San Diego and just signed up for the on-line class. I also just started a blog and mentioned your name and blog along with a couple of sketches. I think my word for 2011 is EXPLORE.
    Ginny

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  33. I love the way you incorporate so many aspects of your work in one creation: sketching, hand stitching, free-motion, and bits and pieces of other projects. The final product is outstanding!!! I took your watercolor/journal class in San Diego and also signed up for the on-line class. I also just started a blog and mentioned your name and blog along with a couple of sketches. My word for 2011 is SEEK. Ginny

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  34. I really like this piece and the way you showed your progress.
    Haven't thought much about words for the new year, but perhaps "possibilities" would be one.
    Happy New Year!

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  35. I love this piece and can't wait for your next class. My word was already taken by someone else, but I really want to "focus" this year.
    Happy New Year!

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  36. Happy to see your interview in Art Plantae Today! Way to go!

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  37. I love the colors and textures of the nostalgia piece!
    My word will be "build": it encompasses effort, perseverance, organization, creativity...
    Margaret F.

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  38. I didn't think I had a word for the year, but after reading your post the word FORWARD sprung into my mind.
    I like it!
    Thank you for your inspiration.
    Deborah

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  39. I love the flower! My word for this year is "settle". As in settle my restless thoughts, rest and settle from a never ending list of things that need to be done. I need to learn to pause and settle to rejuvenate.

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  40. my word for 2011 is COURAGEOUS.. I wanna believe in my art more and grow my creative business! Have more faith in myself that I can accomplish more of my dreams! hugs bonnierose

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  41. Hi Jane, Happy New Year!

    I just made a list of the things I want to draw that are my Highly Prized, and did a bit of playful doodling around them. I entered my first journal page yesterday.

    At the moment I am feeling "FEARLESS"!

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  42. Love the nostalgia zinnia, and I really like your journal page. One of my words for the year is 'cherish.'

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  43. My words for the year are: Letting GO. I just ordered your video and can't wait for it to come so I can get started. Happy new Year!

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  44. My word for the year is Eloquence. I see some one left "letting Go", but not ready to do that yet. My friend and I did Vision Boards yesterday, and there are lots of words on there.. maybe too many, but I love it all.. Thank you for sharing your ideas.. and am looking for how I can join and be motivated each month.. to really loosen up.

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  45. My word for 2011 is "joy". My goal is to obtain more joy in my life through many avenues, one if which is art.

    Kathy Welter

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  46. Love your work, Jane. My word for this year is Pursue...

    Diane

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  47. I have so enjoyed your blog since I discovered it. I too am having a hard time conceptualizing the theme for January's Sketchbook Challenge. One of my words for 2011 is Fresh, as in start, vegetables, ideas....

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  48. Hi Jane, I have just discovered your blog by way of the sketchbook challenge. My word for 2011 is "Artful". Taking a new direction into art quilting and signing up for a studio journal on-line class (my first), I am looking forward to a year full of Art. Dianne.

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  49. One of my words for the new year would be stretch--stretch your body; stretch your imagination; stretch your mind; lots of things to think about stretching. Love your blog and your classes on Joggles.

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