Friday, March 9

Calendar pages & watercolor palettes~

My little mushroom brush is just as important as my paint brushes!
Keeps the wool dust, lint, strings... 
All that crazy stuff fling around my studio, off my palettes.

I leave my palettes open to air dry~
It may be a few days in between painting.
If I forget to put my palette covers on (always) they get dusty.
I brush out the wells, brush off the little dishes...

I rarely wash my palette...
With a touch of water those messy puddles are perfectly usable!

Calendar time~
As I finish each month, I tack them up. It gives me a little distance
from my paintings. Sometimes they need a little more work.
Sometimes I soften an area...

The wintry months are still to be painted.
I should paint January & February mid-summer, on hot days~
When the winter cold seems like a welcome thought!

Just a few more paintings to go and
Outside My Window for 2020 will be complete.
Each year is a little bit different.
Always filled with my favorite things & feathered friends who visit!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Friends!
Thank you for stopping by~

Tuesday, March 6

Punch needle pattern~

"Feathered Folk" copyright 2018 Michelle L. Palmer
This little bird that my husband sketched brings a smile to my heart.
The little bit of folk that I can't seem to come up with on my own.
No matter how prim I tried to keep the colors~
They became Palmer-like! (giggle)

Wool hooked rug~ It looked plum at first... then rose... then...
Oh goodness, more and more girly.

This is my treasured sketch~ from years (and years) ago.

This is my fifth wool hooked project~
Love it more and more with every loop set.
I have joined our local Rug Hooking Guild... met the neatest gals!
I have signed up to participate in my first Hook In!

See... it did start off manly and prim-colored.
Then it became all Michelle-like!
Maybe I should have put bumble bees or stars
in the background instead of flowers! 

I know Feathered Folk will show up in more projects~
We'll get him to look more manly!

Hope March is off to a great start, Friends!
Thank you for stopping by~