Art Books {Guest Post}

Art Study with Creative Madness Mama

I have had a long running series on my blog, doing art books. It’s fun to see the variety of books out there and put them to use.  🙂 I thought I would tell you about some of my favourites. It’s hard to pick I have to admit, but I think I’ve winnowed it down to my top few. Get Into Art Places: Discover Great Art And Create Your Own!. This is a fantastic book that I wrote about here.  It’s not very big at 32 pages but it’s chockful for art and ideas about how to try out the type of art on your own.  I’ve used it with art classes and my students had a lot of fun with it. At the back of the book a Project Checklist was provided, easily letting me know what supplies I would need to complete each project. Fantastic Planet: A Coloring. . .

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New stitchy stations #xstitch

Overall I’m very content with my new portable stitching station. A few dents and dings but got it at a very decent price from IKEA. The Enginerd even bought me a blanket to match! #xstitch #stitchmaynia #stitchfromstash2017 #YearofMagicalStitching #fantasydyedfabrics #dmcfloss from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2p7hVJq

March Stitchy Update #WIP #xstitch

Here are my stitches for March. I didn’t quite keep up with photos as well as I should. In the bottom row, there are two new fabric stashqusitions. One will be for Andromeda and the other for Mermaid Heaven. #stitchfromstash2017 #stitchmaynia #xstitch #crossstitch #march #2017 #xstitching #xstitchersofinstagram #pointdecroix #flosstube from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2nPCLf5

January Unicorn #WIP (Lakeside Fantasy SAL) #xstitch

My unicorn is almost complete. 🦄 my spirals are not showing up I’m thinking of a metallic and I’m missing #dmcfloss 800, so I need to substitute. I’m curious about adding beads… #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #lakesideneedlecraftsal2016 #fantasy #2016starts #stitchmaynia #flosstube from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2lQYwYw

January #WIP Updates in #xstitch

February #wip updates and progress. No finishes, but close to some mini finishes soon. Enjoyed #purple #amethyst stitching! #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitch #stitchmaynia #2017
#pointdecroix #stitchfromstash2017 #2016starts #2017starts #flosstube #HAED #heavenandearthdesigns #lakesideneedlecraftsal2016 #joanelliott #happilyeveraftersal #frostedpumpkinstitchery #stardustfairy #enchantedaurora #spring from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2ldgWX6

Enchanted Aurora #WIP #xstitch Update

All of her purple shades are completed without counting more than 20-30 across. So she’ll have to wait on some other colors like greens and blues. Now what else purple should I work on this weekend? #canada #winter #stitchfromstash2017 #stitchmaynia #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitch #flosstube #enchantedaurora #joanelliott from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2kKkCLe

January Craftiness…

Here is my January crafty, mostly in stitches and of course there are other projects I worked on that I didn’t photograph or that the photos went directly to FB groups. How was your start of he year? I already tackled February by jumping back in on a SAL. #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitch #pregnant #pregnantbelly #winter from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2klharG

Winter’s Grace #WIP #xstitch

All of #dmc 645 @commonthreadusa done in her hair! ✅ Now I’m moving on to adding in 646. ❄️ Winter’s Grace by @joanelliottdesign – One for the Whimsical Winter challenge as well as Tour de Designer Joan Elliot. #stitchmaynia #xstitch #crossstitch #xstitchersofinstagram from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2j3RO31