Wednesday, February 25, 2009

29 Days of Giveaways ending soon!

Art By Chrysti is hosting a wonderful event on her blog. I only recently stumbled upon it, though I have been familiar with Chrysti for awhile now, through her Flickr, where she offers so many fabulous collage images for download.

Please visit and find out more about this wonderful event.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Commenting fixed

Visitors to my blog, and any blog who uses a same-page comment box with word verification have had issues leaving messages. The captcha would not load, but would just say "Loading..." (and yes, I tried writing Loading... as the word - doesn't work! haha).
I have removed the word verification requirement from my blog so that everyone is free to comment.
Now please don't let this be in vain - leave comments! LOL

big hugs to all of my readers.
you inspire me.

aka Digital Misfit

Monday, February 23, 2009

Charity Art Quilt Project - Group 2

I am thrilled and proud to show off the second group of 3 art quilt squares I have received for my Charity Art Quilt Project

The first set of squares I received can be seen in my January 24, 2009 post.

Now on to the new fabulous squares.
The first in this group comes from CherylinMI, a quiet member of Craftster . She had no posts when she first contacted me about getting involved in the project, so needless to say I was surprised and excited. A perfect stranger jumping on board truly warms my heart.
Her work is amazing. Check out the detail in this piece, with the bold colors and lovely accents. Thank you so much, Cheryl!

The second square comes from the fabulous embroidery diva, KittyKill. I have admired her work on Craftster and Flickr, and was so happy when she agreed to join this project. Look at this delightful dancing gypsy lady (with a familiar haircut!). Her dress is dotted with tiny wee pearls, and she holds a bouquet of bead flowers. She is absolutely beautiful! Thank you, Kittykill!

The third square in this set comes from a Canadian woman I know very well.
When my sister, Cindy Brown, heard about my project and saw the first quilt squares, she knew she had to get on board. Now my sister is more known for being a packrat than an artist, so I will admit to being a bit nervous. My nervousness became horror when I caught her looking at some tiny teddy bears wearing bumblebee costumes to attach to her square. Fortunately for me, and the quilt, she toned it down a little and made this surprisingly beautiful piece. She handbeaded the gypsy 'trails" onto the fabric to tell the story of their journeys.
Lovely work, Cindy. Thank you.

I am still seeking textile artists of any kind to participate, so please, if you are interested, just send me a message via email (address in sidebar), on Craftster , or just leave a comment with a way to contact you, and I will respond asap. You can embroider, make a fabric collage, quilt, applique, fabric paint, felt, etc. The only requirements are that the square be 8x10 inches (portrait orientation), with a theme of "Gypsy" - however you choose to interpret that.
Once I have all of the quilt squares, I will assemble the quilt with a simple backing and border to best showcase the beautiful works of art, and it will be auctioned off to raise money for the orphans and street kids of Romania.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Chic Chalkboard Giveaway

Check out these fabulous chalkboards from Spell It Out Designs
You can win one if you hurry!
Giveaway ends tonight at midnight, with draw held tomorrow (Feb 23rd).
These would be so sweet for jotting quick phone messages, or to decorate a little girl's room.

Click image to be whisked away to Spell It Out Designs blog giveaway post to find out how you can enter!