Blog posts

September 2019 - Industrial Nature Sculpture
August 2019 - Abstract Mixed Media
June 2019 - Paper Tube Sculpture
April 2019 - Rock Painting Extravaganza
January 2019 - Mini Shelf Pole
November 2018 - Painted Gourd
October 2018 - Matryoshka Doll Wall Hanging
September 2018 - Garden Pole
August 2018 - Mosaic Garden Sphere
June 2018 - Rock Houses
January 2018 - Art Can Happen Anywhere
November 2017 - Negative Space Painting
August 2017 - Altered Books
May 2017 - Annoying Cat
March 2017 - Costumes and Props
February 2017 - T-shirt Mania
January 2017 - 52 Week Illustration Challenge
December 2016 - Wonder Woman Fleece Hat
September 2016 - Lonely Chair Stop Motion
August 2016 - Sponging Rocks
May 2016 - Creating art with kids
April 2016 - Pew pew pew
March 2016 - Garage Band
Febraury 2016 - Stikbots Videos
January 2016 - Cross stitching zombies
December 2015 - Monster Mobile
November 2015 - The Reversible Seal Hat
October 2015 - Hallowe'en Maker Month
May 2015 - Avatar, Harry Potter and Shopkins

January 2016 : Zombie Cross Stitch

My mother is fantastic at cross stitch. In her house hangs many examples of her work. Usually when she and my father travel to some exotic location she does a cross stitch picture as a memento of that trip, a samurai helmet form Japan, a kiwi bird from New Zealand and so on. There are hanging in the house that have been there since I was young, all three of my children have cross stitched pillows with their name and a small image of a child on them, and there are festive holiday cross stitch hangings that come out on special occasions.

I never really thought to much on them until recently when I found a pattern that spoke to both my creative and humorous sides and I decided to try my hand at this art. I found a free pattern on (thanks to ExquiseMarquise), got a quick how-to lesson from my mom and hit the craft store to grab aida cloth, embroidery floss and a hoop.

This was the result.

I hope to give it to my best friend for her years of vegetarianism and her love of all things science fiction (although to be honest I think we both loath zombies themselves). It was due to a dare 26 years ago that we are both still vegetarians (not full vegans though due to my love of yogurt)

Gotta love those grains!