Thursday, October 19, 2017

~Pincushions~

I've Always Been Drawn To Pincushions...
I LOVE The Old Ones...
With A Lady Sticking Out Of The Top!

With My Latest Obsession...
With Crocheting...
 Loving The Process Of Knitting...
But Being The Worst Knitter Ever...
I Created A Pincushion ...
That Pulls Everything I Love Together... 
Doesn't Matter That My Knitting Sucks...
My Pincushion Ladies Don't Care A Bit!!

Funked Up Fiber Pincushion Dolls!!



These Days I'm Just Trying To..
Create Whatever Makes Me Smile!!

Enjoy!


Monday, October 16, 2017

~Trees & Stars~

Sittin' By A Fire...
Crocheting The Day Away!
That's How I Spent Yesterday!
Tree #7 Is Now Sporting...
A Fancy New Sweater!!
I Just Can't Tell Ya...
How Much Joy I Get...
When I Look Out Into The Yard...
And See All My Trees...
Wrapped Up In Yarny Goodness!
 Once I Get 'em On...
I Can Always Add To 'em Later!!
I Have No Idea How They'll Hold Up...
But, I Can Always Mend 'em...
With Hearts & Flowers!

Still Mixin' It Up!
This Time With ...
Wood, Paper, Paint, Fiber & More!


At 8"...These Stars Are Big Enough...
To Make A Statement Hanging On Their Own...
And They Look So Neat...
Hanging Inside An Empty Frame...
Or On A Wreath!


Don't Know Why...
I've Always Been Drawn To..
Things That Can Just Hang Around!


The Backs Are Painted Black...
With The White Writing...
So Even Hanging In A Window ...
They Look Fun!

I've Always Been Fond...
Of Old Pincushion Dolls...
Putting My Awful Knitting Skills To Use...
And Of Course...
Had To Mix Some Crochet In!
I Came Up With This..
Fun Gal!!

 I So LOVE...
How She Looks Displayed...
With One Of My Funked Up Fiber Canvases!!

That's It For Today...
I Hear My Yarn Calling!

Enjoy!

p.s. my creations can be found at
Funked Up Art Site
My Etsy Store

and did ya know..
all ya have to do is click on the photos above...
and they get BIG!



Thursday, October 12, 2017

~Not Your Look~


This Stuff Doesn't Look Like Yours...
This Isn't Primitive...
Why Aren't You Doing Primitives Anymore...
No One Will Recognize This As Yours...
Don't You Like Primitives Any More...
Will People Like This Stuff...
You Should Keep Doing Primitives...
People Like Primitives Better...

Above Are Just Some Things..
I've Been Told Or Asked..
In The Last 6 Months Or So...

When I First Started Creating...
30 Years Ago For A Living...
There Was Not A Label...
For What I Was Making...
Then Somewhere Along The Way...
The Label "Primitives"...
Was Attached To My Stuff...

As Far As No One Will Recognize...
What I Create Now As Being Mine..
I've Never Cared About That...
I Didn't Start Hickety Pickety...
For Recognition...
I Did It To Make A Living...
 
I Didn't Then And I Don't Now ..
 Create For Recognition...
I've Never Been The Type...
To Get Caught Up..
In Wanting To Belong...
Belonging To Me...
Makes Me Feel Boring...
 
I've Never Concerned Myself...
About What Is Popular...
What Is Not...
I Mean If I Was Going To Create....
What I Thought The Masses...
Would Want...
 I Might As Well Forget Creating Anything...
Because My Mind Doesn't Work Like That...
 
I Create What Comes Naturally...
I Don't Think About Whether...
Anyone Will Like It...
In Fact I'm Shocked..
If Others Do Like What I Create...
Because Most Want What Others Have...
And Not Many Have What I'm Making...lol

I've Never Understood..
Why Everyone Wants To Fit In...
Be Like Everyone Else...
In Their Personal Life...
And Creating Life...

Most Folks Like To Run In A Pack...
They Like To Be In "The Group"...
I Suck At All That...
I Have Tried The Facebook Group Stuff...
Once Again.. Total Fail For Me...
Any Type Of Gathering...
Online Or In Real Life...
Where's There Is A Sense Of..
Leaders & Followers...
I'm Out...
 
Because I Don't Want To Lead...
Or Follow...
I Just Want To Be Me...
And Being Me...
Usually Means...
Saying Shit That Pisses Others Off...
Back To...  I Don't Follow Well...
I Would Totally Be Banned From Retreats..
Then Again..Totally Fine...
I Rather Have An In Grown Toenail Than..
Go To A Retreat...
 
So With Saying All That...
 
Like What I Create...
Hate What I Create...
 
Like Me....
Hate Me ..
 
It Doesn't Matter...
 It Doesn't Reflect On What I Create...
Or What I Say And Do...
I Do Whatever Comes Naturally...
I've Never Figured Out...
Why Any One Cares ...
Who Is Making What..
Who Decided Who Would Lead...
And You Would Follow???
 
STAND OUT...
BE YOURSELF...
 
http://www.sonjasandell.com
 
Enjoy!
 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

~Hello Fall~

Keeping My Fingers Crossed...
Heavy Rain Last Night...
Today It FINALLY...
Feels Like Fall...
HELLO FALL!

Yesterday Evening...
I Wandered Out...
Dressed Another Tree!!


The Feel Of Fall...
The Joy Of Yarn Dressed Trees...
Makes Me Want To Spread The...
Joy With You...

Enjoy!!


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

~Fall Decor & More~

Still Too Warm & Muggy ..
So Be It...
Can't Control The Weather...
So Figured I Might As Well...
Go Ahead And Drag  Some...
Fall Stuff Down From The Hot Attic ..
I Had Dried A Bunch Of Those...
Lit'l Princess Pumpkins...
A Few Years Ago...
Switched Out The Arrangement...
For The Dining Room Table...
Here's How The Table Will Look...
Until After Thanksgiving...
When It'll Be Time To Switch...
Over To Christmas...


Then I Ventured Outside...
To Switch Out All The Spring/Summer Decor...
I Have An Old Sap Bucket...
That Hangs On An Old Porch Post...
With A Bird House Perched Atop...
Reached Into The Sap Bucket...
To Pull The Spring Flowers Out...
Walked A Few Steps...
And Felt A Sharp Pang ...
Looked Down At My Finger...
Saw Something Crawling That Was Brown...
I Shook My Hand To Get It Off...
So I Didn't Get A Good Look At It..
My First Thought Was A Brown Recluse Spider...
In The End I Think It Was A  Wasp...
Had A Little Hole In The Center..
Swollen & Red...
After Putting Some Ice On It....
The Redness & Swelling Went Down..
Thankfully It Was Not A Spider!

Since I've Gotten Such Joy...
Out Of My Other Yarn Wearing Trees...
I Crocheted Up A Storm...
This Past Sunday & Monday...
Took About 20 Hours....
To Dress Up The Tree Below!


I Have My Eye...
On A Few More Trees...
That I'd Like To Dress...
Before Christmas...
Then That'll Probably Be The End...
To My Yard Yarn Madness...
As The Rest Of My Trees...
Are Far Too Big Already...
To Dress Up With Yarn..
I Think They Are Quite  Jealous...
That They Will Remain Naked...
Poor Trees...

Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

~Make Life Fun~

Sometimes The Best Medicine...
Is Art!....
Looking At Art...
Thinking About Art...
Creating Art....

The Wonderful Thing About Art...
NO Rules!!
You Can See Art In Just About Everything!
You Can Create Art From Just About Everything!
NO One Can Tell Ya That You Are Doing...
It Right Or Wrong...
Because There Are NO Rules!!!

The Best Type Of Art To Create For Me...
Is When I Mix It All Up Together...
So I Continue To Combine ...
Some Or All Of .....
Collage
Painting (scribbling in my case)
Crochet 
Knitting
Punch Needle
Bits & Bobs Of Stitched Words...
 
Then Yesterday....
This Happened!
"Make Life Fun"....
 
http://www.sonjasandell.com/collections/funked-up-originals/products/original-canvas-make-life-fun
 (click on photo to view details)

Enjoy!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

~Frickie & Frackie~

Find Out About
"Frickie & Frackie Here!"

In My Previous Post ,,,,
I Talked About "Fiber & Paint"...
I'm Totally Hooked!

Newest "Funked Up Fiber Art" Canvas...
"JOY"


Be Still My Heart!
I'm In LOVE With Mixing It Up...
So Much Dimension!!!
I'm Sure You Can Hear My Heart Beat!!!
Thump! Thump! Thump!

"Joy" Was My Sister's  Middle Name...
I Do Believe She Is With Me...
While I'm In My Creating Coma...
She Is Guiding Me!
To Create What Makes Me Smile...

When I Come Out Of My...
Creating Coma...
See What's Been Created...
To Have Taken So...
Many Different Mediums...
Paint, Paper, Pencils, Pens, Oil Pastels, Fiber, Oh My!
To See Them All Come Together...
It Truly Is Magic!

It's Been A Long Time...
That I Felt This Way...
About Creating...
Letting The Paint, Paper, Fiber...
Just Lead The Way...
Not Wondering What Others ...
Will Think...

All That Matters...
Is That I'm Creating ...
From The Heart!

And It Feels So Good!

Enjoy!


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

~Fiber & Paint~

I'm Always Trying To Come Up...
With Something A Bit Different...
I've Been In Love With...
Fiber Lately...

Makin' My Trees Cozy...
Crocheting Afghans...
Ponchos, Slippers & More...

Mixed Media Seems...
To Still Have My Interest...
But, It Was Time To Mix It Up...
Even MORE!

So I Decided To Combine The Two..
Fiber & Paint!!
I'd Knitted A LONG Piece Of Garter Stitch...
That Was Suppose To Become A Poncho...
That Was Not To Be...

I Hated To Throw It Away...
The Yarn Was Just So Yummy...
So I've Been Cutting It Apart...
Using It In My Mixed Media...

Adding More Yarn~y Goodness...
With Crocheted Flowers...
Topping The Pieces Off...
With Some Hand Stitched Sayings!!

It's Nice To Be In A Creative Coma...
Letting My Mind Be Free ....
Going Wherever The Fiber & Paint...
Take Me....

To See Closeups Of These Pieces...
Click On The Photo You'd Like To View...
Then Click On The Tiny Thumbnail ....
And A LARGE Detailed Photo Will Pop Up!

Enjoy!
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