Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pulling the Plug

In an effort to streamline my life and cut down on use of the internet, I'm (regretfully) pulling the plug on Multicoloredsnippets. You can find me over at Multicoloredpieces, where I will post more frequently. As I recover from my husband's past illness and operation, I have found a clarity of mind that allows me to clean out, finish some things, and organize for the coming new year. 

Please note that my email has changed. It is now: nmamelouk@gmail.com. Having two emails complicated my life...

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Book Covers

New book covers were required to gather all my lettering pages.

I played with Derwent Inktense pencils...just love their colors, with which I went a bit wild!

Now to sew it all up with Coptic stitch.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"Artistically Inspired Life," 15

Winding up the year with Joanne Sharpe and lettering. Getting into the holiday spirit--there is something so pleasing and reassuring about the seasonal colors of green and red.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Crane

A crane is a fascinating structure...wish I had had a bit more time to sketch it. So much construction going on all over Tunis. They just never include adequate parking in their plans, consequently adding to the snarls of traffic.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Into Tunis, 3

A gray day in Tunis, with some rain. While waiting in the car, I sketched a small fast food place. Palm trees always make interesting subjects.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Jeans Mama, 4

Stitching madly into the night...I'd say "at the speed of light", but, we all know this is a s-l-o-w business. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, all the same.

If another hole pops up in the nice big empty spot, it will have to get some patching in orange and red, I'm thinking.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Into Tunis, 2

Another errand day in Tunis. The mountain (Boukornine) seems to be a frequent subject. I'm rather fond of it.

I particularly liked the man with the huge beard sitting in a doctor's waiting room.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Into Tunis

He drives, I draw. Errand days are usually enjoyable because of this arrangement. 

Some days, though, I just can't get into drawing another car--I mean, that's what's in front of me when we're in traffic. However, I can usually find something to sketch...

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Jeans Mama, 3

Evening stitching. This is fairly rapid for me as the area to cover is relatively small...but, then again, it could grow.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Doodle Alphabet, 3

Whew! Finished up this doodle alphabet. I am intrigued by its complexity...but probably not enough to stitch it on fabric. On the other hand, it would be interesting to see how a letter or two would develop with stitch. Hmmmm....

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Jeans Mama, 2

Then the white threads of the jeans rip needed couching. They developed their own pattern...

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Jeans Mama, 1

First there was the hole in the knee of the jeans to patch.

Then the fabrics volunteered enthusiastically.

And so, I spent a pleasant evening stitching.

No idea how this will turn out, as usual. Yeah, yeah, I know I'm not supposed to be starting anything new. I'll get back to the Pomegranate Tree tonight. This is just a short vacation, a small adventure...

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Doodle Alphabet, 2

Els suggested this lettering would be cool in embroidery. I agree, but it won't get onto my to-do list any time soon. Go for it, Els--be my guest!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Top of the Tree

I'm adding definition to the top of the Pomegranate Tree with hand stitching. Inching along while listening to an audio book of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, which takes one into a strange world indeed!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Appreciate Today

As I tend to look forward, I'm not even sure this is true. However, it's a good reminder to appreciate the moment, even if it's only errand day.