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Magpie Yarn

illum_the other day I stumbled onto Stacey Budge-Kamison’s work at Urbangypz.com and I was inspired!  My first project on my finished loom was getting irredeemably frogged, so I busted it down and rewarped with colors – fresh from watching Stacey’s work.

Watching art yarn go from scraps of fibers up to a finished piece was so exciting.  But I don’t have a massive fancy fiber stash.  What I have is a moderate stash of really nice acrylics and blends, as well as a lot of Lily cotton, with some miscellaneous fibers in there (wool, cellulose, and silk).  One thing I learned from watching Stacey’s videos was that one doesn’t need super expensive fibers to make exciting yarn.  A great big old duh moment for me! Continue reading “Magpie Yarn”

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Promo Saturday!!!

Attention world!!!  Both my husband and my best friend have started selling their art work!  Go visit their sites, and show them some love.  Both are available for commissioned pieces, and have over 15 years of experience between them.  Both of these artists have been drawing and working in other media since childhood, but now they’re making the leap to selling.

Vanessa does a lot of work with cats and illustration.  Her influences include 19th century illustration, early 20th century children’s books, and science fiction.  Click the link below to see more of her work:

Illustrations of Vanessa A

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“Beardsley” by Vanessa Alexandra: http://www.vanessaalexandra.portfoliobox.me/

 

My spouse, using the pen name “Ing”, has been creating art since his childhood.  He does a lot of work with fantastic and dark elements, and has been working on comics lately.  His influences also include scifi and fantasy, as well as the natural world.  Click the link below to see some of his work:

Ing: Offbeat Artist Studio

Art by Ing! ingdamnit.weebly.com

 

Go enjoy some up and comers, and kick them some business 🙂