Inkscape Paint Bucket

I’ve been playing around with Inkscape’s paint bucket tool and I am so excited! Here is my Vintage Bride again but this time with some extra effects created with the paint bucket. I don’t have a tutorial for you… yet, but Kay over at Clever Someday has some wonderful tips her informative video. Take a look and be amazed at what you can do!

Happy drawing!

Laurianne

Wednesday is for Sewing ~ Free SVG File

 

Photo of Wednesday is for Sewing picture with Subway Art
Wednesday is for Sewing

Here is a cute little “Wednesday is for Sewing” illustration and free SVG for my series of “Weekday Chores”. If you’d like a copy,  click here.

It seems Wednesday was the traditional “sewing day”… I’m not sure why. Just about any day is a good day for sewing, if I am in the sewing mood. But, if you ask my mom, Sunday is definitely NOT for sewing. I was reminded of this several years ago when I spent a few days quilting with her. She stated that she would not be sewing on Sunday. She was quite alright with me sewing, but apparently her grandmother had been very strict about not sewing on the Lord’s Day, and Mother was not taking any chances. After all, Great Grandmother had told her she’d be “ripping out on Monday what was stitched on Sunday”.

Hmmmm… I wonder how Great Grandma would feel about blogging, Pinterest, Facebook, Inkscape… on Sunday…

Happy drawing!

Laurianne

Mid Summer Musings

Summer is now upon us and in fact is almost half over. Oh… this is the season that goes by way too fast. But we are enjoying every minute of it and I trust that you and your loved ones are as well.

I was looking over some of my previous posts and drawings and decided to play some more with this one I created with Inkscape back in April, when summer was still a dream. I love the hymn titled “It is Well With my Soul” , written by Horatio Spafford, and so I added the title to this peaceful scene.

Happy drawing!

Laurianne

Celebrating My Irish Heritage with St. Patrick’s Day Clipart

I, like many other Americans, don’t know a lot about my heritage. I do know that my mother’s maternal grandparents migrated from Sweden. I believe the other side of her family traces their roots to Scotland.

On my father’s side of the family, I don’t know the history of his maternal grandparents, but I do know that his father’s family roots are with the Scots-Irish (also known as Scotch-Irish or Ulster-Irish). I know this because I had a great aunt that lived into her 90s that was very interested in family history and passed down to me what she knew.

I am not posting today to bore you with my family history. But, since it is almost time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I would honor my Irish heritage with some free clipart. Help yourself to my Inkscape Potted Shamrock.

Happy drawing.

Laurianne