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Weekend update

The past couple of days, I’ve been debating whether to keep blogging or not because I don’t get a lot of visits and certainly not a lot of comments. But then, I asked myself, why exactly do I keep a blog? While it is nice to receive likes, comments and various feedback, that isn’t the main reason for my blogging. I blog to share my passions, my creations and a little bit about my life. Arts and crafts are my main passion in life but I do have others. Music, movies, my cats, and, actually, my job are all things I’m passionate about. For those who don’t know, I work as an educator in an elementary school. I’m not a teacher, I work before school, at lunch and after school with a group of pre-k and kindergarten students. This year, I have the added task to teach them fine motor skills twice a week. I’ve been doing a lot of research and preparing lots of material for those activities so I’ve decided that I will also share that work here amidst my own personal art. And maybe a few cat photos once in a while.

Today, though, I’m only sharing two things. A zentangle I drew yesterday and a soft toy owl I made today. The zentangle is in the shape of a leaf as I’m still being inspired by this season. The owl is actually stuffed with rice so that it can be heated in the microwave and become a hand warmer. It is stitched by hand because that is my favourite way to work with felt. I love making these little softies so I want to make more in all shapes and colours.

Anyway, thanks for visiting and I wish you a lovely week!

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>March journal: Owl – Journal de mars: hibou

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Recently, I joined the Wild Precious Ning community. I signed up for 4 of their groups: Art Journaling, Wild Bird Arts (mixed media), Shutter Babes (photography) and Making Mandalas. One of the prompts in the Art Journaling group was to incorporate an owl on a journal page. I made mine with watercolour. I don’t like the way I did the wings but I like everything else about this page.
Récemment, je me suis jointe à la communauté Ning Wild Precious. Je me suis inscrite à 4 de leurs groupes: Art Journaling, Wild Bird Arts (multimédia), Shutter Babes (photographie) et Making Mandalas. Une des invitations à créer dans le group Art Journaling était d’incorporer un hibou sur une page de journal. J’ai fait le mien avec des aquarelle. Je n’aime pas le résultat des ailes mais j’aime tout le reste de cette page.
 
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>Pink owl – Hibou rose

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I haven’t played with felt in a few weeks and last night I decided to start making small stuffed ornaments out of felt. I love owls and wanted to do a cute pink one so here it is! The frame I used in this photo is 8″ x 10″ so you get an idea of the owl’s size.
Je n’ai pas joué avec la feutrine depuis plusieurs semaines et hier soir j’ai décidé de commencer à faire des petites décorations en feutrine rembourrées. J’aime les hiboux et je voulais en faire un adorable en rose alors le voici! Le cadre que j’ai utilisé dans la photo mesure 20,5cm x 25,5cm alors ça vous donne une idée de la grosseur du hibou.
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>Dad’s birthday card – Carte de fête pour mon père

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This past Saturday was my father’s birthday. This is the card I made for him. The patterned papers are from the Max and Whiskers paper pad by Basic Grey. Everything else is from Stampin’ Up! except for the brads which are from American Crafts.
Samedi passé, c’était la fête de mon père. Voici la carte que je lui ai fait. Les papiers à motifs sont du bloc Max and Whiskers de Basic Grey. Tout le reste est de Stampin’ Up! à l’exception des attaches parisiennes qui sont d’American Crafts.
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