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Bra construction, rintaliivien rakentelua

🎨 HI SISTERS! EACH COLOUR OF A PALETTE IS WONDERFUL, BUT PURPLE IS SPECIALLY POWERFUL AND CHARMING. THANK YOU LIISA !

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Three bras

After a long break I’ve had time to make some bras again. These dark purple ones are made with my favourite pattern, the Harriet bra by Cloth Habit. I’ve adjusted the cradle and cup a little for a better fit and there are slight differences in their construction which I’ll explain below for those who are interested. The bottom left one is the latest one I sewed and one which I dyed myself. The other two are made with materials I ordered from B,Wear in Sweden.

The Swedish online store has beautifully coordinated bra making kits. B,Wear also sells some patterns and quality materials by the meter. The powernet and duoplex of the bra making kit is enough to make more than one bra, so I ordered a couple of extra findings kits in the same colour. This is the “Black Cherry” Trio bra kit: non-stretch duoplex for the frame…

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September 7, 2020 · 9:05 PM

Finished Faking, More Baking

😋 HI DEARS! TODAY WE ARE WITH A PERFECT LANDSCAPE: ROSIE, HOCKNEY AND HER DELICIOUS CRUMBLE. THANKS SO MUCH, ARTISTS!

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I finished faking Friday’s faux Hockney, that’s about 4 hours in all. I’m not a painter, I much prefer drawing and printmaking. If I’m honest, to me, painting is like colouring in. I know painters will be outraged, but once I’ve done the drawing, that’s the creative bit over for me. But, doing these weekly paintings has been good practice and kept me occupied through the pandemic.

I also made a couple of rhubarb crumbles. I’m taking the big crumble to family for their tea and the smaller one is for Husb. He takes no prisoners when it comes to crumble.

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The rhubarb in the garden is HUGE! It’s like a rhubarb jungle out there.

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Why not join in with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Friday lunchtimes. It’s free or a donation if you can afford it. Next week is Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire.

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July 31, 2020 · 9:09 PM

Vogue Australia August 2017

🇮🇹 📷 CIAO❗ HI LOVELIES, LET’S TAKE A TIME FOR PHOTOGRAPH ART.

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Ine Neefs, Roos Abels, Ansley Gulielmi Vogue Australia August 2017 © Paolo Roversi

Ine Neefs, Roos Abels, Ansley Gulielmi

Vogue Australia August 2017


© Paolo Roversi


Ine Neefs, Roos Abels, Ansley Gulielmi

Vogue Australia August 2017


© Paolo Roversi


Ine Neefs, Roos Abels, Ansley Gulielmi Vogue Australia August 2017 © Paolo Roversi6

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July 25, 2020 · 12:26 AM

Life drawing session

📎 ✒ ✏ HELLO LOVELIES! SKETCHES BY NATINKA ALWAYS LOOK FRESH AND GENUINE. CHEERS MY FRIEND!

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Short sketches: 3 – 5 minites
Long ones: 20 – 25 minutes

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July 16, 2020 · 9:37 PM

Commissions – the Agony and the Ecstasy.

🎥🎨 HI SISTERS! FRANCESCA IS A GENUINE AND GREAT ARTIST THAT FOLLOWS THIS BLOG AS I ALSO FOLLOW HER SITE. THIS TIME THE WORK IS A SHORT BUT SO CREATIVE VIDEO. I HOPE YOU WILL LIKE AND I INVITE YOU TO VISIT HER SITE. CHEERS!

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It could be said that appropriating the title of Irving Stone’s novel about Michelangelo and Pope Julius II for my title is a tad overdramatic. But when it comes to commissions there are definitely highs and lows. As I am fortunate enough during lockdown to have three commissions on the go, I thought a few words about the process might not go amiss.

The ecstasy starts with the receiving of a commission. Oh my goodness someone likes my art enough to want a version of it for their very own! It is an exciting compliment and gives the artist a great boost that all the toiling alone in their studio has not been for nought, that their artistic vision is not hanging forlorn in the ether but has been noticed and appreciated. And furthermore someone wants to develop it into a new and a hitherto unimagined version.

It is when…

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July 4, 2020 · 9:23 PM

Embroidered purse, koruommeltu pikkukaukku

HELLO BEAUTIES. AS YOU CAN SEE ART ALWAYS BEGINS WITH A SKETCH.

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This is a purse I sent to a dear friend for a birthday present after she moved back to her home country. The frame is a little battered (sorry C!) since I didn´t have the right tools at the country.

I used some left over mauve linen and chose some embroidery cotton that would make a nice colour scheme. With a paler fabric I could have drawn my layout straight onto the material but here I had to sew the flowers on without any guidelines.

The design is my own with inspiration from Pinterest (as usual). The letters are embroidered mainly with french knots.

Happy birthday C! 💝💐

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June 23, 2020 · 10:31 PM

Various Kids Art in Taiwan

WELL SISTERS, IT’S TIME FOR YOUNG ARTISTS AND THEIR SPONTANEOUS WORKS.

OM ARTS - Yoga. Art. Meditations

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Grade 5 Kids’ first-time Chinese painting.Hehehe~ Amazing ,right!

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Two energetic 6th graders shared their creative drawing and ideas on the wall with us.

Hahaha~Yes! These were the students in my art classes when I was still teaching at schools.  Kids can be very very creative. Trust me ! 🙂

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June 13, 2020 · 8:37 PM

Andreas Schnipsel: Sur le Pont d’Avignon on y danse….

🇫🇷 HELLO BEAUTIES! AVIGNON IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL CITY THAT WHEN I VISIT IT I FALL IN LOVE.

GERDA KAZAKOU

Mit Schnipseln will ich erzählen! Abstrakte Bildgestaltungen sind ja schön und gut, aber dafür brauche ich eigentlich keine Schnipsel. Nein, sie sind zum Erzählen gemacht.

Andreas Bogenformen wurden erst zur Brücke von Avignon (hier die Musik), dann drehten sie sich um und wurden wieder einmal Boote.

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Doch bevor das geschah, versuchte ich es mit einem Mosaik – oder genauer, mit einem Bild, wie es zB Derrain in seiner pointillistischen Phase malte (so um 1905 herum). Dafür verwendete ich alle Schnipsel, also auch die farblosen, die ich bisher aussortiert hatte.

Bearbeitungen? Klar, viele. Aber ich zeige nur zwei:

Und noch diese mit schwarzem Hintergrund – zum Vergleich mit einer anderen Brücke, die ich mit Susannes (rotgelbe)  und meinen (blaue) Schnipseln im Januar 2018 legte.

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June 13, 2020 · 12:12 AM

Wovon ich träume (1)

😴 WELL DEARS! THE COMPENSATION OF SUFFERING A DAY OF CONFINEMENT BY CORVID, CAN BE SOLVED WITH A GOOD DREAM.

GERDA KAZAKOU

So, den Corvid-Knigge lege ich jetzt mal beiseite …und wende mich meinen Corvid-befreiten Träumen zu.

Traum No 1.

Mit meinem Hund am Wasser sitzen und den Sternen beim Kreisen und Fallen zuschauen.

Falls du deine Corvid-Knigge-Kenntnisse vertiefen möchtest: hier ist die Übersicht. Weißt du alle Antworten? Bravo! Dann hast du die theoretische Prüfung bestanden.

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April 29, 2020 · 11:04 PM

Born Free | To Be Free

HI LOVELIES! THIS SUNDAY, IN SPAIN, THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALLOWED ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN TO GO OUT ON THE STREET FOR A FEW HOURS.

MaryAnn Adair's 'Is it art' Blog

Be Free is a street artist who began her street art in September, 2010. She uses stencils and free flowing acrylics for installations and street painting and pasting adventures around Melbourne; which she is slowly introducing around the world.

Since her beginning, she has been trying new ideas, media and methods for interacting with the public; engaging the passers-by; and displaying art in different manners and scales.

  • Be Free’s first art piece was for her sister’s birthday – where she drew up a little map and gave her sister $5 for coffee and said take a camera.
  • The surprise was a piece created in North Fitzroy, opposite the cafe.
  • More information on Be Free is available on her Facebook page.

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April 26, 2020 · 9:40 PM