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What can I say about Education --- I seem to learn so much more as an adult I never took art classes in school as I played an instrument. Should have did art as I wasn't any good at playing an instrument. I tried my hardest and didn't give up but I dropped it as soon as school ended and never missed it. Well I picked it up a time or two but ....art is more interesting a varied. I am constantly learning how to make something new. I use to quilt way back when and tried sewing a bit but I was never perfectionistic enough to make something look awsome especially things like little ruffle sleeves and hems. I tried out ribbon embroidery and smocking which I soon discovered when I moved back to Idaho that smocking is not something people do here. So then I took up homeschooling and the only artsy stuff was what ever we did for school and drawing nature journals. I learned way more at homeschool then I did growing up too. But then my kids went off to public school as I had this awful thing call fibromyalgia that made me tire and sore all the time. When the kids went back to school I was lost I had nothing to do with myself because homeschooling had been my hobby, job, lifestyle, everything I put all my energy into it and now there was a huge hole. So my hubby thought I needed a hobby.. said take a class do something to get yourself past this. So I took a jewelry making class because the other classes were full but I don't do anything half way so within two years I was teaching my own jewelry classes, selling on ETSY, and artfire and for the last year doing shows. But there are so many other jewelry artists out there that I have had to branch out to make something I could sell so now I have spread my wings looking for new things to do. I started making magnets, then magnet boards, then other things with decorative paper like decorating tins, notebooks, jars, what ever I could find. And my next project is a floor cloth for my booth. I bought the cloth so tommorow I am teaching myself with the wonderful world of the computer how to make a floor cloth. The first thing I have to do is sponge it down with hot water and let it dry so it can shrink then I have to fold and iron the edges and sew them for the hem. Then will come the fun stuff painting. It looks like I need latex paint so I will be off to the store to check out all the reject paint colors I want to make something with hotpink, pink, brown maybe Still gotta figure it out. I am thinking I might go with stripes except that would mean I would have to be a perfectionist and get them straight maybe pink in the middle with a boarder of stenciled flowers that sounds easier. Hmm I am off to find pictures and ideas off the internet
how about this one maybe to busy
a little to simple
hey no straight lines this would work with a pink background no white for me
i suppose I could do this for stripes but might look to homemade