Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: The Instinct Strikes You For A Reason
I was sitting on the couch doing a bit of work on Tuesday when I had an instinct to get up and look outside in the backyard. I have learned to trust those instincts when I have them, so off I went into the kitchen to take a look out the window. And there he was - the black cat that comes to visit our yard on occasion. I hadn't seen him for a few days and, with Willow's passing, I have had a yearning for feline contact. The instinct created an opportunity for that perfect encounter. This kitty is so sweet. He meowed at me and let me love on him a bit before going on his way to hunt for mice and terrorize dogs :) I strongly believe instinct strikes you for a reason. The question is whether or not you are willing to heed its call and see where it is wanting to take you.
Today's I'm sharing Angel #3 with you. For those of you following my blog, you know that I have given myself the challenge of creating 30 angels in 30 days. Because of my schedule the creating will not happen at an even pace. At times I will need to create multiple angels in a day in order to keep up with the challenge. My hope is to succeed...I guess we'll know by December 2nd! :) Today's angel was the one I created for my friend Cynthia - the woman who inspired this challenge in the first place because of her love of angels (and her love of purple!). I began with a sheet of fabric cloth that I had created (maybe a year ago!) following instructions from a video by Beryl Taylor. It is a fabulous way to create fabric for mixed media projects using stamping, tissue paper, book pages, paint, candy wrappers....a whole lot of fun!!!!! I cut out the angel pattern (it is the same pattern that I created for the angel I shared on Tuesday) from the paper fabric and from a piece of muslin. I sewed the two pieces together - leaving a space for stuffing. I then added the base wire for the wings and added organza, muslin and fiber pieces to the wings. The fabric paper was stamped with the Fabulous Phrases stamp set and the face was painted with gesso and then detailed with permanent markers and watercolor crayons. I covered the whole angel body with a sparkle glaze to create some shine. I hope you like it....Cynthia did :)