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The Creative Gathering Group Gallery, September 2023

Our September creative gathering marks the close of our fifth year. Five years of friendly, fruitful, fun. Along with creating 571 pieces of art, over 5000 conversations took place (comments). That’s a whole lot of chit-chat and cheering each other on!

Our daily average number of posts was down this round. Many of our long time members were unable to participate. Fingers crossed they will join us in February. 🥰

I’m so excited, to be able to share a glimpse at the fabulous works created by our group. Below is a video highlighting two pieces from each artist. You will also see a collage of all the work they created during the month. I usually do not include myself in the group gallery, but as it is only a video that will be posted to our group Pinterest board, I added myself at the end.

I struggled to make this, hate to admit. 😆 Photoshop changed things, and I had to learn it all over again. I apologize that there is no music track. I have set a fairly long delay rate, to give you enough time to look through the collages. It runs about 4 minutes, and will repeat. These are low resolution images, so there may be some slight pixelation or blur. But that serves to protect the works from being copied.

Grab a cuppa’ and enjoy!

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Congratulations to each of you!
You set aside time for yourself,
& your dedication has tangible results.
You had a fabulous month of creating!

I’m so grateful to be able to share this time with you!

Wishing you JOY
& bountiful creating!

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Petite Pears for Spoonflower

Petite Plaid Pears. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Petite Plaid Pears. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Spoonflower is shrinking this week. We ‘re going ditzy! A ditzy pattern design is one that is small scale and random. A tossed pattern that is non-directional. They do not need to be matched up, and that saves on wasted fabric. They are great for clothing and quilting. The pears in my design are about 1 inch squared. Many ditzy patterns are even smaller.

Petite Plaid Pears. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Ditzy patterns have never lost popularity. In the early 1900’s, feed sacks were made from a light cotton material. Resourceful women were using them for towels and to make clothing for the family. Companies soon took notice, and started using ditsy prints on their flour sacks. Flour sack dresses were a staple during the depression in the 30’s.

Plaid Pears Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Plaid Pears Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Voting is now open. There are over 1200 entries again, so grab a cuppa. 🙂 There are quite a few pear designs, I voted for several of them. Thank you for taking the time. One of these days I will make the top 60. Fingers crossed. Haha. Hey, gotta have goals, right? Making the top for me, would mean that my skills have improved. So I will keep working at it. ;o)

Deco Diamond Indigo & Gold, © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Deco Diamond Indigo & Gold, © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Deco Diamond placed at 777 of 1276 entries with 26 votes. That’s about at the 60% range. I thought it would be lower. I went against the grain, hoping it might pay off. I knew there would be lots of scallop entries. You can see in the top 69, almost all of them were some form of a scallop.

So grateful for your votes! Thank you for taking the time. 1276 is a lot of entries to go through.

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Never quit.
It is the easiest cop-out in the world.
Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it.
When you do attain it, set another goal,
and don’t quit until you reach it.
Never quit.
Bear Bryant

The great danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

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A Quick Hello

Hello! Hello Rain! Rain on Mingus. Dark and foreboding. The sun is above us now, but we had two brief spritzing’s. Heaven! I hope it lasts.

Awhile back I took these photos. I changed phones, and the new camera is great! I need to learn how to use it.

March Mingus Moon
March Mingus Moon

I’m very excited. On my old phone this would just look like a fuzzy yellow blob. Never knew there was a trail on the hill. Wow! Haha. Amen for free upgrades!

The Sun loves the Moon so much that he dies every night
to let her breathe, and in return, she reflects his love.
Jeffrey Fry

Color Mixing
Color Mixing

I am taking part in Karen Abend’s Sketchbook Revival. This is my second event. I am days behind, but I am having so much fun. You receive two sessions a day, videos to follow along. And each instructor offers free gifts, more lessons, tips, or inspirations. The workshop runs for several weeks and it is free. You work at your own pace, and can start at anytime. Take a look!

I love meeting the instructors, new artists to follow, and learning new ways to be creative. Watercolor, mixed media, collage, journaling. And that is just the first days!

ps… the rain has cleared. LOL 🙂

Floral Sketch with Joy Ting.
Floral Sketch with Joy Ting.

Wishing you JOY!

The mountain waits all day for the night
when his Moon will be finally bright.
Suyasha Subedi