Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Chocolate and Cherry Blossoms

That time of year where Easter is close and the cherry blossoms are blooming in Washington DC. A very pretty year with no threat of frost. The Cherry Blossom festival will take place this coming weekend. Already the town is crowded with tour buses and camera toting tourist.

The chocolate sculptures are from Randolph's, right up the street from me on Lee Highway, 4500 to be exact!. Works of art! Pastries by Randolph Easter cannot be far behind!

Tidal Basin - S.  McFadden 2014

DC Cherry Blossoms Walk - S. McFadden 2014




Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Gardening

I've always been a big fan of Julia Cameron and The Artist's Way. Currently I have been allowing myself to work on whatever I want and with no concern about the outcome. Yesterday I saw a quote of hers and it hit me like a brick!

"As artists we do well to be a little like a profligate gardener, scattering a profusion of seeds and not weeding too closely at first." JC



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Expanding my art.....

Fabric postcard in progress - Sue McFadden 2014
I've expanded my art offerings on Etsy to greeting cards and Reiki items. The two large acrylic paintings I did last fall reproduced well for cards. I used two companies, Moo and Snapfish. I liked Snapfish a little better as I could order a square shape for my cards. (The original paintings were square). Moo has great features too. I want to try their mini biz cards and stickers. Has anyone used them or other companies that you like?

The fabric postcards I designed for my Reiki students to learn about the body's chakra system. Just fun to embroider and play with my sewing machine! I plan on writing a short tutorial on how to make them on my Haru's Hands blog.

I've also had an inkling to return to my abandoned ball jointed felt dolls. Time to dig out my plastilina clay to sculpt the limbs. figured I've come this far...... plaster mold making will be good for the spring. Your well wishes would mean a lot to me. Trying to stay on top of wrist arthritis and tendonitis. A little voice inside my head says, "don't stop or you'll seize up!". I"m listening, I'm listening! LOL!

Hugs and well wishes to you all. I really do need to check up on you all and see what you are up to!!!!!

Greeting cards - Sue McFadden on Etsy/suesdailyblog 2014




Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Return - S. McFadden 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

hannah mermaid

You can't come to Florida and not think about seeing a Mermaid! I learned about Hannah Fraser, a professional Mermaid and ocean activist in the December 2013 issue of Faerie Magazine. Check out her website: hannah mermaid. Stunning photographs and a great interview with her in the magazine. Dreams do come true! :-) Sue

Here is a pic of a baby manatee underwater....

Manatee swimming - S. McFadden 2014

Manatee Park, Fort Myers FL
Rainbow Oak FL - S. McFadden 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Peace in the Kingdom - S. McFadden 2014