Abstract raven on a Habutai silk scarf

Painting silk!

 

I’ve grown to love silk, it’s really like wool isn’t it, it keeps you warm and it’s easy to clean and it’s just pretty and feels good against your skin.

 

So I’ve bought some blank silk scarves from the craft store and some silk paints, Marabu iron fixed dyes for the first round and then later I will get the steam fixed ones. Those are the fancy ones you’re not supposed to buy at first, you have to work your way up to those.

 

Silk is moody, it will work with you one day and the other it takes more patience, so you have to treat it with patience. So far I’ve made two scarves, one with bugs and one with the raven (I used a drawing I had previously done for reference). The raven looks good.

Click on the link to view it on Etsy:

Hand painted silk scarf 28×28 inches – Pongee/Habotai/China silk – abstract raven

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Surprise Christmas Ornament – The Needle Felted Angler fish

Needle felted Christmas ornaments are great because they are light and you can fill the tree with them without making it heavy.

The only thing that must be noted, your cat may have extra interest in it because it’s 100% natural lamb wool and the wool scent may give her flashbacks and bring up the urge to kill. Like a yarn ball does.

An angler fish for the geekery Christmas:

 https://www.etsy.com/listing/196484877/surprise-felt-christmas-ornaments-angler

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Needle felted Christmas ornaments – snowmen

Once upon a time, when it was the time of many snowflakes and a bit of warmer temperature than usual. While unique and beautiful, no falling snowflake shall stand alone! Together, they will become a snowman. True story, I cry every time.

Set of 12 needle felted snowman Christmas ornaments on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/118610118

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Inktober ends, time to hibernate for a year

Happy Halloween and somehow Inktober 2016 has ended so quickly!

I hope everyone who enjoys drawing knows about this challenge already, if you don’t then put it into your calendar for the next year to draw one ink drawing a day for the entire month of October. Each day has a preset theme, you need to google it then. It’s fun, I promise :3

Here is the cloud kingdom painting. Available here on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/473666384

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Over the year I’ve discovered the fun side of Instagram, join me here: https://www.instagram.com/5erg_artworks/

Amsterdam – canals and bikes

You can be in awe of bikes, if you check some facts later is all comes together. There are 800 000 bikes in the city which should be 4x more than cars and about 60% of the people use a bike every day.

Lights everywhere:

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Pumpkin soup (photo by Nafsika):

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Attended crafters and creative businesses summit to discuss some problems in Europe and options to make things better. 44 people + 20 people from about 20 countries. Cool stuff!

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