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Some inspiration from Robert Genn

We should insert hooking for painting

The painting needs a foreground, middle ground and background.

It needs a strong black, white and grayscale design.

It needs gradations, large and small and interlocking patterns.

It needs attention to counterpoint and negative areas.

It needs a sense of mystery, fantasy, illusion or wonder.

It needs fresh slashes, swipes and textures.

It needs not to be overworked, laboured or boring.

It needs colour sophistication — perhaps light and shade.

It needs at least some elements to be formed up properly.

It needs one area to determine what another area will be.

It needs to reflect the joy or meaning of an occasion, whether in the present or past.

It’s a given that my priorities may not be your priorities. But these are the sort of things we need to think about when we are trying to make art. 

What are you ready to think about with your wool work this year?

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The Majic Carpet Dyers Circle
A New Section Of The Mat.

Shading - What's it all about?

Shading with textures and plaids

Sophisticated Glow

Current Dye Formulas 
Gwenn Seemel
You can go here to read her blog
Creativity Boosting Exercises
20 days of 10 minute creative prompts to do 
Refresh and Enrich Yourself
Art is Fun and so is colouring, rug hooking is really all about colouring!
Print some of these free pages out and de-stress.
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