Cross stitch – cross country stitching
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In my last post, I wrote about one popular method for keeping track of where you are in a pattern and managing lots of colours – the parking method. As I said in that post, personally I’m not a fan … Read More

The parking method: cross stitch tutorial
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The parking method can be a great way to keep yourself organized and on track while you’re stitching. Most people who come across the parking method fall into one of two categories. They’ve either never heard of it, or they … Read More

Nomad capacitive brush trial
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A few days ago I saw on an ArtRage social media post a blurb saying that the painting they were featuring was done with a capacitive brush, the Nomad Brush. Mind. Blown. I had no idea that capacitive brushes even … Read More

How to follow cross stitch patterns
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Now I know most people are intelligent enough to be able to figure out how to follow cross stitch patterns on their own, but depending on the pattern it can sometimes look like a logo machine threw up all over … Read More

From a painting to a cross stitch
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About a week ago I wrote a post about the ArtRage app that I’ve been playing with over the last year or so. I’ve found it to be really helpful in allowing me to draw and paint again, even if … Read More

ArtRage – an awesome art app
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Hi all! I thought I’d share a wonderful app I stumbled upon a little over a year ago to allow me to paint and draw again. And I’m not getting paid anything to write this review, I’m not getting anything … Read More

How-to cross stitch instructional videos
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Welcome to the beginner cross stitch tutorials! These two videos will help you start with the very basics of learning to cross stitch — the materials you’ll need and how to actually do a cross stitch.   Disclosure: Please note … Read More

Creativity and problem solving
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For the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to harness creative thinking, and how to help people who would like to add more creativity to their lives. Since starting this blog, I’ve realized that so much … Read More

Gallery
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Welcome to my art gallery!   These images are spanning the last two decades or so of my work, and show some of the variety of media that I’ve explored. I’m heavily influenced by the Italian Renaissance and Ancient Greece, … Read More

5 easy steps to creative solutions
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I’ve always made things and come up with unique solutions to problems (in all parts of my life), but I know that for many people they’re just not used to thinking “sideways.” Thinking out of the box is definitely a … Read More

Turning a lamp into a scroll bar frame holder
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Try as I might, I just could not get comfortable stitching the past week or two. Maybe it’s returning to the ice and snow in Ottawa that’s exacerbating my pain, or maybe it’s something else. Whatever it is, I needed … Read More

Ideas for a floral cross stitch
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Floral? She said floral? Anyone who knows me knows I really dislike traditional floral pieces, I find them too dainty and girly (which I am not, Coco is far daintier than I ever could be). Even though I’m still working … Read More

Progress on my Michelangelo cross stitch
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Even though I’m nowhere near done, I’m pretty happy with how this Michelangelo cross stitch piece is going so far. I think the original drawing is being rendered quite nicely in cross stitch, and the motion and direction of my … Read More

Making custom scroll bars for my frame
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  I bought my scroll bar frame about a month ago, and I love it so far. Right now the piece I’m working on will take a few months to do, but looking into the future I’m thinking I may … Read More

Making my scroll bar frame even more user-friendly
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I’m really enjoying using my new scroll bar frame, but when I bought it I decided to not get it with the bottom lap piece. I’m going to be travelling with it so I didn’t want to end up carrying … Read More

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