Thursday, January 26, 2012


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I have Linda Kunsman to thank for the inspiration in creating this digital turned to cloth collage. She asked for something with "happy" colors and "joy".   I think it reflects 'cheery' so I've decided to put it in a frame  (similar to below) and hang it in my studio to remind me of those days where I occasionally feel like I need a boost!

"Joy" - digital illustration 6 x 6 inches
Copyright 2012 TwoDressesStudio
All Rights Reserved
Image Credits - Tumble Fish Studio,Finecrafted Designs and V. Stegall (tulip)

Although it's difficult to see I added 3 layers of organza in the sky and one foot, beaded and embroiderered and finished with a blanket stitch with my baker's twine.  I love this twine!

 "Pack and Post" Etsy Baker's Twine

I used it to trim some of my presents for Christmas and just ordered  more.  You can purchase it at Pack and Post on Etsy by clicking the photo above or  here.

"Joy" 4 x 4 inch cloth mixed media
for Linda K.

 Great 'new to me' tags - birch wood 'burnt' engraved mini tags  at Art Chix - here  Be sure
to tell Helga I sent you!

And last but not least, MORE  Joy!

I was so delighted to receive this for Christmas in December from Marsha from Tumble Fish Studio as a gift for being a member of her Creative Team.   Isn't it adorable?  Just a very thoughtful person, that Marsha!   She had these wonderful wooden 'house' mixed media charms custom made by Angela Woods of Junk Garden

 Junk Garden Wooden House Charms custom
order with Tumble Fish Studio images, made by Angela Wood

Thanks as always for your visit and comments!


Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

WOWEEEEE! This is a joyful and cheerful post my dear. I do love stitching into you kind of images and the necklaces are super! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

bohemiannie! art said...

Love the joy you're spreading and the interpretation in cloth is awesome!

Karenliz said...

WOW What an absolutely gorgeous piece! I love it.

junkgarden said...

I'm so happy you liked your charm! I had a blast working on them. I LOVE your work!!!!!

Thanks again,

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Painting Queen said...

Oh I just love it!!!!! Simple yet full of feeling!

Linda said...

OMG Trudi-this joyful collage is absolutely breathtaking!!!I think I need to be pinched-how could I be so lucky to be receiving this as a 4x4 from you? I will so cherish this special piece-thank you!!!!

Lisa Graham Art said...

I really love your digital art Trudi! It's so amazing. I love your blogs new look too.

Have a happy week!

betsy said...

Stopping by to say hello. I love the joy piece!!