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Saguaro Sanctuary For Spoonflower

Saguaro Sanctuary Duvet. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Saguaro Sanctuary Duvet. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

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Saguaro Sanctuary Sample. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Saguaro Sanctuary Sample. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Saguaro sanctuary was finished with an hour to spare. Unfortunately, there was a glitch, and I was not able to enter it in the garden bedding weekly contest. UGGHH! I tried six or seven times, in each of the formats accepted. Nothing worked. I contacted Spoonflower, and they said they are looking into it. I didn’t think that anything could be done, but I thought I should let them know. It was just the gremlins in the machine.

At least I can feel good about having met the deadline, and having a new design. On to the next. If you would like to take a look at this weeks entries, follow the link. There are over 2000 entries.

We had a wonderful long rain yesterday. Light, steady, gloomy and grey. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the shower.

Wishing you JOY!

Merry Christmas Collection

Merry Christmas Swatches. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Merry Christmas Swatches. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Funny story. I worked on this design for a submission to Uppercase Magazine. The typography issue. But I missed the deadline. I was done, and I thought, I’ll look at it again tomorrow and make sure there aren’t any holes. Well, I woke up that morning knowing what day it was. But half way thru, my lupus brain glitched, and I lost track. LOL. UGH! Oh well. I have a new pattern, the swatches are ordered and it will be available in my Spoonflower shop soon.

Merry Christmas. In shades of prickly pear, desert rose, desert clay, Sedona sand, ocotillo red and desert pine.

Merry Christmas Pillow. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Merry Christmas Pillow. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Merry Christmas Sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Merry Christmas Sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Merry Christmas Placemat. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Merry Christmas Placemat. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Oh the weather outside is frightful….

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February 2022 30-Day Creative Gathering Collage

FEB 22 30-Day Collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

No surprises here. Flowers and Cacti. Cacti and flowers. I have a tiny sliver of Sap green left in my palette. Made it to the end, by the hair on my chinny, chin chin. 🙂 I am very happy with the work I produced. Hallelujah!

I’ve been hoping and praying for precipitation all month. You would never know it by looking at these sunny settings. The influence of the warm desert air no doubt.

Challenges make you discover things about yourself
that you never really knew.
Cicely Tyson

This event kicked off our fourth year of the gathering. We welcomed many new members, a great way to begin! There were over 665 works of art created in our international group this month. An abundance of light being sent out into the world! We have members in England, Canada, Spain, Hungary, Australia, France, and Scotland. And of course from all over the US.

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden

I worked in several small series this month. Cacti, wildflowers, abstracted flowers, potted plants, and my simplified floral still life. Each day what I sat down to paint was posted for viewing. Only one early painting failed so badly that I had to start over. There are two that made me cringe when I posted them. A few others I thought were mistakes, but they received the most comments. Proving again, I am not always a reliable judge of my work. 🙂

Below are my favorites. You can clearly see why my sap green is depleted. Haha. I always love hearing what your favorites are. One reason I number my collage.
Which did you like best, and why?

FEB 22 30-Day Favorites Collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I am so grateful to have you follow along this month. Your encouragement and considerate critiquing will stay with me long after the challenge has ended. I pushed myself, because I did not want to let myself down. I did not want to miss participating. But I confess, I was reminded each day how many of you prayed for me (are praying). I did not want to let you down either.

You are the wind beneath my wings! Thank you, my friends!

In a few days, I will share art and collages from the many who took part in this round of the Creative Gathering. We are fortunate to have so many gifted artists, who work in a variety of mediums and styles. I am so honored to have the opportunity to see their work each day. And learn from their strengths.

You will love a virtual stroll through the Gathering’s Gallery!