Thursday, October 13, 2011

something new!

hello all, I've got a tutorial for my fiber art friday friends, sort of a tutorial... This is my first video showing how I created something so there are no fancy frills and edits or anything, maybe next time. And I'm sure I will try it again, as I think it's like eatting chips or getting a tattoo, you always want to do more...

Anyway, it's only 2 minutes so please check it out and let me know what you think...

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The weather this week went from glorious autumn to rainy and cold and foggy...





This week I finished a watercolor butterfly and I'm mailing it to a butterfly effect project over at...http://twodressesstudio.blogspot.com/
read about the project here..
http://twodressesstudio.blogspot.com/2010/08/butterfly-effect-open-is-calling-you.html
to expalin  a little I copied this from her blog...


The Butterfly Project mandate is   to remember the 1,500,000 innocent children who perished as a result of the Holocaust  by collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies

 In Spring 2013, these butterflies will then become a break-taking exhibition to serve as a memory of this event. 
This is such an interesting project... I've been to the Holocaust museum in DC and it's a very hard place to visit. So incredibly shocking and sad.
You can participate too... either through the blog above by mailing your butterfly there or you can do it on your own through the address she provides. At her blog she has photos of all the butterflies she's gathered and shipped out...








I'm linking to Inspiration Avenue , please go by there as they've got a blog anniversary going on, with freebies and more...http://inspiration-avenue-team.blogspot.com/
 They asked what inspires each of us... for me it's nature mostly, feelings and moods next, then there's always other's art... and holidays inspire me too, and the weather and people watching. etc etc etc...

and to the butterfly effect. their theme is wings.....http://whisper-to-whirlwind.blogspot.com/
and to creative friday, and of course... paint party friday!
http://paintpartyfriday.blogspot.com/

and Yeah to me, I won a copy of

Destination Creativity: The Life-Altering Journey of the Art Retreat [Paperback]

by Rice Freeman-Zachery   from Seth Apter's the alteredpage blog!!!...
http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/    I'm so excited!
See ya next week...

43 comments:

  1. That butterfly looks fabulous! And yay on the win! :) Congrats!

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  2. Kudos on the win! ~ Butterfly is marvelous! Wow on the needlefelting and awesome fall photos ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  3. 1 the video was marvellous,excellent choice of music
    2 Those trees!!!!
    3 I am so going to join the butterfly collection
    and
    4 Woohoo You! For winning a prize :D XXX

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  4. Video was awesome! Nice music and I love it! It was fun to watch it all come together. Very pretty. Nice photos of the fall colors. Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing about the butterfly project, it sounds very special. Your photos are gorgeous!

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  6. Wow, now creative! It looks like a beautiful ornament. Very nice tutorial, loved it. Photos are wonderful. Thanks Andrea, nice job.

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  7. The video is great. I want to try needle felting now.

    Your butterfly is beautiful, thanks for the link and the info on the project. Off to paint a butterfly.

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  8. What a beautiful butterfly! I love the colors, you are a wonderful artist! Your needle felt ornament tutorial was fun to watch, I am a big fan of Needle Felting! Great post! ~April

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  9. Wow..what a fabulous post .full of so much beauty....gorgeous art my friend..beautiful creations..fantastic and wow..love the autumn sceneries..powerfully beautiful!
    Shine on
    Victoria

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  10. Great post with so much variety. Congrats on winning the book. It looks like it would be a great addition to your art library. Your butterfly is gorgeous. I sent in a couple a year or so ago. I may do another one since yours is so inspiring.

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  11. Beautiful butterfly for such a wonderful cause ~ you did a great job on the details! Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Lovely butterfly! That's such a great project, my Son and I created something last year for it. Happy PPF!

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  13. Great butterfly and I'll have to go check out the other blog and get more info on the project. I'm going to have break down and give needle felting a try. I love the way it looks and feels :)

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  14. I've never tried this felting thing (I have an aversion to needles.... vaccinations are fine; it's sewing I have the problem with!).

    It's very pretty. Well done :)

    I love your flutterby too.
    Thanks for promoting our party!

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  15. I loved the video! It was a lot of fun and I don't think your leaves were a cheat at all!! lol Artists are sooo hard on themselves. :/

    Also, just put down to make a send a Butterfly this weekend. Love that project!! Thanks for sharing it.

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  16. Very pretty butterfly. Perhaps I'll try to felt one. I'm new to felting, but a butterfly shape seems pretty basic.

    Thanks for the video!

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  17. A beautiful butterfly and love the peek at your flying lady on it.

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  18. Great video but I am with write stuff and the sewing thing gives me the heebie geebies... love the butterfly though and your photos were just beautiful. xx

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  19. what a beautiful butterfly and such a lovely thing to do. we visited auschwitz in Poland and it was truly humbling to see what so many people went through and hard to believe anyone could have survived such appalling conditions. a butterfly seems like the perfect symbol of freedom.

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  20. I love the butterfly. I will check out your tutorial when I have faster internet...my line is slow due to all the rain. argh!

    Happy I Love Yarn Day!

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  21. Wow, congrats on your winnings! And the butterfly is sooooo beautiful with the faces and all! What a wonderful cause to share it with!

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  22. Congrats on your win. Amazing project and beautiful butterfly.

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  23. Well, now you have done it!!! I am pulling out my basket of felting stuff today!!!
    What a great idea!!!!!!!!!
    thanks

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  24. Thanks so so much! What an amazing butterfly!
    I'll be on the look out for it. I can't imagine how sad it must be visiting the Washington museum...:o( Making butterflies has helped me a little with my own sorrows whenever I think of the horror.
    And the felting video - thank you! I had no idea how it was done - you make it look easy - though I know it isn't!
    Great blog and your header is A W E S O M E!!!

    Thanks again and warmest regards,
    Trudi (Two Dresses)

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  25. oh how awesome is your butterfly! and for such an incredible project... you did a beautiful job. Beautiful pics, I even like the foggy rainy one cause it looks spooky, like a horror movie beginning... ;)

    off to watch your video :)
    xx Jaime

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  26. Wonderful to see your fiber art come together! That was so cool - thanks for sharing ;) AND beautiful butterfly! I LOVE the idea of the project and will definitely check it out - thank you! xoxo

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  27. What a beautiful butterfly for a beautiful project!

    xo
    Kristin

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  28. Thank you for highlighting this special project - I am joining in! And thank you for promoting our blog party over at IA - holding thumbs that your name will be one of the lucky 9 to win one of the awesome giveaways!

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  29. I came from Inspiration Ave, but could have come from Seth's or Trudi's sites, since we seem to visit the same circle of blog art friends. This is a marvelous butterfly. I'm totally impressed with this project and the number of players who have contributed. I believe yours is fantastic and has so much symbolism.

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  30. What a wonderful project! I love your butterfly - so beautiful!! :)

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  31. I love the video, it is precise and shows exactly what one needs to know to felt a project. I like it and the words, it's great. The Butterfly is beautiful. Congratulations. Blessings, Janet

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  32. Your butterfly is gorgeous - so full of beautiful detail & imagination!

    Thanks for playing along with IA this week!

    Kat :-)

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  33. Love your Butterfly and the photos are wonderful. Happy PPF!

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  34. What a wonderful butterfly!! I just read about the Butterfly Effect - such a beautiful, beautiful collection this will be. Thank you for sharing.

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  35. Your butterfly is beautiful and I'm sure will be a nice addition to the collection. Nature inspires me also--butterflies, dragonflies & flowers!

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  36. The video was great... bit like a horror movie as I am deathly afraid of all things which involve a sewing needle... but loved the finished product. xx

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  37. Beautiful butterfly and that is such a lovely idea - I think you've just inspired me to join in :)

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  38. I LOVE your butterfly; so beautiful AND inspiring; I love that your doing it for such a GREAT Cause; YOU are amazing ;)

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  39. Thanks for the video...I just knew those ornaments were a lot of work...but I guess anything gorgeous usually is :)
    I didn't know that I still had time to do the butterfly...I made one ages ago only to find it was too big! Yours is a beauty!
    I haven't gotten October's sketchbook yet...there's some extra breathing room for ya!
    ♥♥♥

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  40. Loved the fiber art and seeing how you made it! Your butterfly is beautiful. The photos are amazing, what a wonderful place to call home. xx

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  41. REally cool idea with the butterfly, thx for the video too!

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