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Finished Fairy Houses

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in art, blog | 2 comments

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This little treat arrived in my mailbox a few days ago and reminded me of these:

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It’s been a little while since I finished this little series of fairy dwellings, but I never fully shared them.

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I had the most fun painting them, imagining the tiny beings inhabiting each little house, adding little found bits of string, beads, and twigs.

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My favorite part might be the tiny feather…

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Or perhaps these little shell beads.

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And, okay, I do love the festive rainbow flags.

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It was also a lot of fun to find them here, in the latest issue of Somerset Magazine. I hope you’ll check it out!

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Recovering, Creating, and Becoming

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in blog | 5 comments

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Behind on deadlines, behind on winter-yard preparation, craving creating time… We’re nearly recovered from a little bout of sickness that started several days ago. (Or weeks? It feels like so long! With a houseful of people these things can sometimes linger and reoccur for what feels like forever.)  The art above is a little WIP I meant to have finished last week, so I’m spending today catching up. Oh! and enjoying the latest issue of Sprout Magazine! Perfect post-recovery inspiration and an awesome kick-start for a powerful new week! I’m excited to be a contributor in this, the BECOMING issue, and honored to be included with so many wise and wonderful creators. I hope you’ll check it out!

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I feel lucky

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in blog | 2 comments

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I feel completely soaked. Bombed. Buried. Like I need a good cry and it just won’t come. I feel incredibly blessed and grateful, and yet incredibly overwhelmed and a little desperate, all at the same time. I feel privileged to be surrounded by wonderful people, whom I love; who love me. I feel alone. I feel vulnerable and I feel scared. I feel lucky.

Ha! And maybe you can tell: I’m feeling confused. I’m feeling fast and stuck and lost. And almost found.

(I also need a good belly laugh.)

I sense an alluring beginning even as I face what feels like a brick wall.

I’ll admit, there are moments of discouragement in all of this, but it also all makes me want to laugh. I am excited to see where it all might go.

This may be the most befuddled post in the history of blogging, and I already feel a teeny bit embarrassed. And yet, I also, on top of all of this, feel a need to be sincere and open. So there ya go.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled art blog.

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