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Happy Weekend!

Here's an eclectic mix of reader submissions. I welcome yours, anytime!

City Summer by Nina Mata: "A throwback to those lazy days filled with orange fingers, Italian ices, and barrel juices."

365 of Embroidery by Marjolein Bartels  

The embroidery project initially started in my journey to discover old and new techniques to create handmade products. The reason why I have chosen embroidery, can be found in the residua pieces from my other hobby: making bracelets with dmc cotton. I wanted to re-use these little cotton pieces. They were too short to use again for bracelets, but perfect for an embroidery project. Besides I had not done an embroidery project before. 

Like in all my own projects, I wanted to challenge my own creativity. I did not wanted to embroider something from an already created embroidery package which can be bought in the stores, therefore I decided to challenge my creativity each day. This is the reason why I started the 365 embroidery challenge. 

In order to create a feasible design every day, I chose to use a square with 7x7 ‘pixels’. These amount of pixels allow me to vary the designs to be created every day.  At the same time, the time needed to create one design is also reasonable, namely 30 to 45 minutes every day.

Starting embroidery out of nothing and coming up with a nice design every day is a challenge. Before starting on the real piece, I used sketching paper  to come up with initial designs. 

The inspiration for each design comes from that day’s experience. The challenge is to create a meaningful design each day, especially on the days that seems to be like every other day. Of course, capturing a design in 7x7 pixels is a challenge on its own. 

In the end, this project became a diary. I experienced every day more conscious by doing this project. To create something every day is good for your creativity. 

products and picks from UPPERCASE readers 

Your submissions are welcome anytime, just upload them here

Explore Colour online Course by Este MacLeod 

Draw more, Paint more, Do more Art! Be inspired with the next Explore Colour online course starting 5 June.

Maria Ida Designs
by Maria Batista

I create one-of-a-kind glass blown artwork specializing in glass orbs. I am inspired by bright colours, nature, movement and playfulness.

The Illuminated Tarot
by Caitlin Keegan

The Illuminated Tarot is a 53-card tarot/playing card deck with guidebook that started as a personal project. It was published in April by Clarkson Potter.

Love Letters 2.17
by Shannelle Chua

A collection of hand-lettered designs of poetry, one for every day in February. (Read about what she learned on her blog.)

Analog Line, Digital Colour by Leticia Plate

My work is all about a playful line, with bold colours... inspired by nature.


by Dottie Lipski

Nature and color-inspired is my passion.

Glass Bud Vases by Maria Batista

Unique hand blown glass bud vases in lagoon/lavender and cobalt blue.

A new printmaking series by Samuel Rios Cuevas

After three years of military service in Japan and across the Pacific, I show the first teaser to my new series “Carving the Puertorrican Identity”.


Stitch•illo is on its way!
You can order it here or as part of the Encyclopedia Set. See previews and find out more over here.

Issue 33 (April/May/June)
Subscribe to get yours! Take a look. It has arrived at UK stockists, too.

UPPERCASE issue 23
This popular out-of-print calligraphy and lettering issue is available to purchase as a digital version.

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