Today and tomorrow each of the members of the Artist Tribe will be posting a project to their blogs. You will see a wide variety of styles and projects all using materials carried by Gwen’s shop. See the links at the bottom of the page for each member’s post links and the giveaway from Gwen.
I have been a maker from a young age. I grew up surrounded by women who knit, crocheted, quilted, embroidered, baked pies and got creative in the way they met challenges. One thing about mixed media I love is the ability to incorporate just about anything. Incorporating scraps of this and that into pieces is a passion of mine.
My artistic style tends to be stream of consciousness. While some projects I plan, most happen as I follow my instincts. And so it was with this project.
Last week I visited the Peace Pagoda in Leverett, Massachusetts. It was a beautiful day.
Below you can see one of the tiles that circle the pagoda.
Which leads me to my project. I still had the flapping of the prayer flags on my mind and these elephants that are found all the way around the base of the pagoda.
One night when I couldn’t sleep I looked through my basket of goodies from Gwen and found the digital downloads. There were elephants! I gathered my materials and was ready to go.
The next day I had the chance to go to a member’s weekend event at New England Bonsai Gardens in Bellingham, Massachusetts. There I found this raffia dyed exactly the color I was using. Score.
Next I took some of the Handmade Newspaper Yarn and auditioned it on the inside and outside of the hoop. Once I decided, I stitched it to the outside of the circle with a single floss of thread.
More of those beads were added to the ends of the dowel by use of wire.
Sari ribbon was added on the sides. Isn’t uncanny how well these colors went together?
I had wanted to add the welcome sentiment, but decided to leave it without.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my project and that you will go visit the blogs of the other members. I very much look forward to seeing what they have come up with.
Read on to see how leaving a comment could enter you in the contest to win a gift card.
One lucky winner will receive $20 Gift Card to the Shop at Gwen Lafleur Studios! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on any or all of the blog posts during the hop – the more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win! (One comment per person per blog please.)
You have until Sunday, October 1st at 11:59pm mountain time to leave your comments. The winner will be announced on the Gwen Lafleur Studios Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/