Hello my friends! On the 15th of each month, we introduce brand new digital stamp sets for the Instant Garden Collection. Today, though, we have a remixed introduction. I am holding on to the all-new morsel to share with you on November 25th, which will coincide with our Black Friday sale. I think you can bet that there will be fresh artwork to color — and a deal to boot!
So today, I’m sharing one of my favorite drawings, remixed with all new sentiments, and available today to purchase, download, and color. I hope you’ll find strikes a cozy chord... not unlike this scene:
Are you feeling me? It is time for afghans! It is time for coffee and afghans! It is time for fireplaces, coffee and afghans. And what goes really, really well with fireplaces, coffee, and afghans? Well, for me, the answer is something fulfilling to DO that you can work on right in your lap. Like, you know, with art supplies. Wouldn’t you like do do some coloring?
My newest digital stamp set is called Get Wool Soon, and it is a cozy vignette that’s all about the comforts of knitting, crocheting, and making things with yarn. I got out my old tubes of gouache for this one, and I noticed that some of them are ones I bought in the 1990s, and they are still going, offering me precious pigment. Others have dried up, but you can still carve out some color if you peel the packaging apart. My packrat ways can cause me major headaches (too much stuff everywhere, no room for new stuff!) but other times they delight me, like when I find an old tube of Winsor & Newton Orange Lake, which takes me straight back to being a kid in my mom’s upstairs art studio, painting next to her as she painted her dough ornaments.
This new yarn-centric digi would be fun done up in a myriad of colorways — use your imagination and just go for it! I would like to paint up a few to coordinate with my treasured handknit afghans given to me by my Grandma Bonnie and Granny Jean. And oh, I especially hope to devote a Get Wool Soon digi coloring session to the afghan shown above, which is currently on my lap — a true work of art knitted by my Aunt Joan. Joanie is one of the most talented yarnmasters I know of, such an ARTIST in her approach to all things knit, and at one time she had her own yarn shop in Edmond, Oklahoma. Joanie is Australian, and is one of the most fashionable, stylish, gracious, and highly adorable people in this whole world!
Admire with me this afghan, knit by Joanie knit for me many years ago, knowing that I love all things botanical. It is so highly detailed, using many different fancy woolen yards and threads, and features irises, poppies, and wildflowers — even a hummingbird! I cozy up with this beauty whenever possible, it surrounds me with inspiration, warmth, and most importantly, the feeling of LOVE.
Just look at the beautiful variations in the yarns and the stitches!
Whew!! Is that not a work of art? It is so special, just like the lady who made it. Our knitting digi could be perfect to make into a card for the knitter in your life, wouldn’t it?
To help us usher Get Wool Soon on the scene, come see the supersweet card Nancy Sheads of Rowhouse Greetings has made with this little vignette and a few of the swirly sentiments.
Thank you for stopping by, my dears! Enjoy your day, and I do hope you’ll take a moment to scroll through the blog and be sure to see this week’s Inspire Me Monday post — you can win a bursting goodie bag from Kathy Racoosin at the Daily Marker just for commenting, but you’ll also learn some fun tips for “coloring on the go”. And stay tuned for another new introduction coming next Friday...