Monthly Archives: May 2019

Geishas on Stage

👘😳 OH MY SISTERS! THESE ARE ONLY THEIR STUNNING DRESSES THAT COULD BUILD A GORGEOUS PAINTING.

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The Two

♠♣♦❤WELL DEARS, IT’S TIME FOR A DOUBLE “SELFIE” 😁 LIKE IN A POKER PLAYING CARD

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Zurück zum Aquarell! Das Ziel war diesmal, bei der Haut sparsam mit der Farbe umzugehen. Ich mache häufig den Fehler, zu viel übereinander zu schichten und damit jede Gegenständlichkeit zu zerstören. Ich finde, das Ziel hat sich gelohnt. Die Farbe bei der Kleidung ist eine andere Geschichte… 😀

Back to watercolor! This time the goal was to be frugal with the color. I often do the mistake to overpaint and destroy the dimensionality of the piece. I think it turned out well. Now, the color of the clothes are a different story… 😀

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Shine: The Circles Quilt, finished

💠💮🔘 HELLO SISTERS! IN MY OPINION ART OF QUILT SHOULD BE IN MUSEUMS. TODAY WE’VE GOT AN EXCELLENT ABSTRACT SAMPLE. ENJOY!

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Shine: The Circles Quilt
Quilt #170
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This quilt finally finished, I took it out for a photography session with the help of my husband.3shinecirclesquilt

I started sewing the first block in June of 2014, and finished the top a year later.  The quilting was finished at the end of September, but it wasn’t until now that I could get time to take it up to our university’s Botanic Gardens to get some photographs.
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My husband’s favorite block.  As some of you know, many of these blocks were inspired by art in a church in Slovenia, as well as designs from our travels.  Most of the patterns and accompanying tutorials are free on this blog, found *here* as well in a tab labeled Shine: The Circles Quilt.  4shinecirclesquiltl5ashinecirclesquilt

This shows the quilting.  I was trying out double batting (polyester with wool), and found it was a challenge to move the heavy quilt around on the machine…

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Paris Flea Market Guide: Off to the Puces!

🏯 WELL LOVELIES! IT’S TIME FOR STROLLING BY AN INTERESTING MARKET. BONSOIR, MES AMIS !💖

Paris: People, Places and Bling

Throughout the year, the City of de-Light stays retro-active with weekend flea markets and pop-up bazaars (Photo by Theadora Brack) Throughout the year, the City of de-Light stays retro-active with weekend flea markets and pop-up bazaars (Photo by Theadora Brack)

By Theadora Brack

Bewitched by kitsch? Join the rave. Throughout the year, the City of Light stays retro active with weekend flea markets, along with open-air and tented pop-up bazaars. With so many venues, where to start? Here’s a Paris treasure hunt guide.

Meet the fleas: The infamous rag and bone pickers (forerunners of today’s dumpster divers) got the puces party jumping in the late 19th century. Two favorites still exist: Marché aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves and Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen (a.k.a. Clignancourt).

At Porte de Vanves, you’ll find everything from key chains, perfume bottles, bolts of fabric, fancy fans, and heartthrob Elvis, too—oh, sigh! (Photo by Theadora Brack) At Porte de Vanves, you’ll find everything from key chains, perfume bottles, bolts of fabric, fancy fans, and heartthrob Elvis, too—oh, sigh! (Photo by Theadora Brack)

1. Marché aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves
Métro: Porte de Vanves

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Happy Colours

✏ ✒ HELLO BEAUTIES! THE PURE AND CLEAN LINE IS SO USEFUL. NOT ONLY FOR ILLUSTRATING, ALSO FOR SKETCHING😉

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Happy Colour is a paint by numbers app. I’ve enjoyed colouring these images recently. I recommend it! Anyone else tried it?

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👋 See you never, Theresa 😀

Hi folks! In my opinion Europe is better without her party.

Thanks for your visits!

By anonymous artist. A graffiti found in England

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First stop Barcelona

📩TOMORROW SUNDAY IN BARCELONA MOST PEOPLE WILL VOTE OUR GOOD MAYOR ADA COLAU AGAIN ✊   https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Colau SHE COULD REPEAT HIS POSITION. WE WILL ALSO VOTE THE SPANISH REPRESENTATIVES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION. LUCK ADA!🍀

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It’s taken a few days to clear the brain-fog which often happens after long-haul flights. Factor in a one and a half hour’s flight, a seven hour stopover, a seven hour flight, a two hour stopover, a final sixteen-hour flight, and you’ll have some idea of why I couldn’t get my post out sooner. However, here I am, back in New Zealand and inviting you to share a little of my experiences of sketching in three Spanish cities, beginning with Barcelona, a city made famous by Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) for his unique take on Catalan Modernism architecture. 

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