Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Panic Attacks and Unicorns

Every Christmas Santa brings me a panic attack and a few lumps of anxiety in my stocking. This year was a little different. I managed to make it all the way through Christmas, even slid through New Year... no problemo! Suddenly, for absolutely no reason at all, those buggers showed up well after the fat man had left. Jerks!

Sometimes when those shitheads are around I find it helpful to distract myself. This time around I was looking into albums. Like the million different versions of Abbey Road and the subtle and not so subtle differences between them (how much of the street grate shows? is the apple misaligned?). Misprints and mistakes. Variations. It's really pretty fascinating (especially when you need minutia to get yourself out of your own head).

ANYWAY... I came across a 12" embroidery hoop in my closet and thought it would be fun to recreate a special album.

I present to you, The Unicorns "Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone" c. 2003. (original pressing of 500/marble pink) a rare and wonderful thing in cloth and string.

Above: a stolen low res image recklessly swiped from the interwebs for you to compare and contrast.


My embroidery skills are not great... much more stabby than refined. But I'm smitten with the buttonholed centre that you can just make out here.


Although it's far from perfect, I've really loved getting glimpses of that pink joyous thing as it sits in my studio. Just look at it with my other neat stuff! Makes me feel... better.

While you might not be familiar with this band, or need a distraction, maybe this will inspire a little creation for a music lover in your life. Valentines is coming up... what about stitching up an embroidered copy of the album 'your song' is on for your sweetie? Maybe a sentimental something for yourself? An oldie but goodie for your mum or dad?

I hope your 2022 is off to a smashing start. 

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Art Walk Alchemy 2022 Winner!


Thanks to all who entered the Art Walk Giveaway, I wish I could give you all a place! Alas, I can only give one spot. Congrats Kandy Carma! I hope you have so much creative fun this year!

If you'd like to join the fun, you can sign up for a fun-filled year of creativity HERE.

Saturday, January 01, 2022

Art Walk Alchemy Giveaway 2022


Even though the winter holiday is almost over, I have one gift left to give! I am giving away one seat to Art Walk Alchemy 2022.


Art Walk Alchemy is a year full of great art workshopping with international instructors. Come join me! To enter, EMAIL YOUR ANSWER to the question below no later than January 4th at midnight. My email address is: info@pixiehill.com

I’ll draw the winner on the 5th and post it here.
The question: What is the animal totem for Mystic Spring Studios? Find the answer by clicking on this link: https://bit.ly/3Jw3rcF