Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grow Your Blog Day 2015

Today's the Annual Grow Your Blog day, organized and created by Vicki at Two Bags Full, much applause to her, and see the button on the right indicating this.

Welcome to new readers, and welcome back to current readers and followers.  My screen name is Boud, by which I'm often referred to, but my real life name is Liz. This is my art blog (I also have a general purpose blog, Field and Fen here )

Art the Beautiful Metaphor, a joke relating to soccer, the beautiful game, is the blog where I show my current and past art in a range of media, monotypes


 tapestry weaving

ink and wash watercolors

Portrait of the Artist




artist's books

 handmade paper

 here with reverse drawing on glass

 stick weaving


 my exhibits

what's up in the studio

 where I also review other people's exhibits 

 Homefront, a wonderful local organization helping with homeless emergencies and with people's need to restart their lives and whose artists show great work

 Ellarslie, Museum of the City of Trenton

 Mercer County College

and generally give an artist's eye view of the world and gladly welcome input from readers and observers, artists or not.

Sometimes I'm accompanied by my character dolls, the Dollivers, seen above modeling a handknit scarf I designed and made for a friend, five knitted creations with a large wardrobe each, to exhibits and to hindrance in the studio...they mainly live at Field and Fen, though, and if you like them, you can wander over there to see more of their exploits.

There will be a small giveaway to a random commenter on this blogpost, and to see it, scroll back a little way for a picture and description.  No need to have a blog in order to enter, no need to do more than comment in here and you're in.  I'll do the drawing on February 15 and announce the winner in here and get an address from him or her to ship the item to.

Meanwhile, browse enjoy, ask, comment, and thank you for being here.


  1. I liked seeing your tapestry weaving, its something id like to have a go at.

  2. Good morning, so glad I found you at the party-I love art and creativity. I just started making handmade papers-so fun, I do allot of fiber arts too.
    I am a new follower now

  3. Love your work especially the embroidery!

  4. What an interesting mix of work, all lovely. It's been so much fun meeting you! :)

  5. Good Morning, I have the official honor to welcome you to GYB Party. I have enjoyed getting to meet you and see your wonderful mix of work. My favorite is embroidery, but that is only because of it being my passion. Have a wonderful time blog hopping. Shirley@shirleystitches

  6. You have so many talents, love the embroidery and weaving and of course your drawings!

  7. Found your blog through the Grow Your Blog party, and I love your work. Beautiful. :)

  8. Blog hopping with “Grow Your Blog”. Its so great to meet you. Wishing you the best!!

  9. Visiting from Grow Your Blog party. I am amazed at how many different crafts you partake in! And you are awesome at each one.

  10. Hi Liz! On behalf of Vicki @ 2 Bags Full, welcome to the 2015 Grow Your Blog hop! Your work is truly amazing, and you are quite the Renaissance woman! You have many wonderful talents! Your giveaway is a great work of art. Thank you so much for sharing! Have a lovely day!

  11. Coming here via Grow Your Blog... what a fun eclectic artist you are! I look forward to checking out more of your art -- but I gotta say, that bead weaving wall hanging is so inspiring I want to make one! Glad to have found this blog!

  12. Hi, Liz ... so nice to meet you over here on your blog. Isn't this party exciting???

    I've become a Follower and hope you do the same when you get my blog on this list: SuZeQ Creations.

    Beautiful work you do!

  13. You have an amazing array of talents. I love your drawing and watercolors. I followed you here from the GYB hop.

  14. I love all the different mediums you use to express your creativity.

    t_ktl at

  15. Ive come here from Vicki's party. And fallen for your tapestry weavings. Not something I've added to my addiction list yet.

    Lovely work.

  16. Thank you for a great introduction to what you do, and for the giveaway chance. I really enjoyed seeing your eclectic collection of pieces, and what an artist you are.

  17. Pretty tapestry weavings. It will be great to follow your blog to see what you are working on.

  18. Enjoyed seeing all of your work. You are so multi-talented. I will follow and return for visits.

  19. You have many talents, all beautiful.

  20. You are very creative! Your projects are lovely!

  21. A true artist, what very interesting work you do, so varied, love the beadwork and drawings.

  22. Thank you all for your kind comments!
    Sheryl, I can't comment on your blog since it requires me to create a profile, and that's not something I do. But I do like your whole approach in your writing. And your giveaway is very inventive!

  23. Hi Liz,
    Visiting via GYBP. So nice to meet you !
    I love your artwork, it being so free and colorful !
    You're very talented. I'm a follower now.

    Wilma. Shabby Royale.

  24. Wow. You're so amazingly talented. I have never been able to draw or paint, although my father and sister have that talent.

  25. Great fun to see some of your artworks once again - and there are a few here that I don't remember seeing. Enjoy the tour!

  26. You create such a wonderful variety of artwork!

  27. Hello from OZ via the grow your blog

  28. Hello, nice to meet you. You are one talented lady! I love that you work in such a wide range of mediums.

  29. Great to meet you - I'm visiting from the UK
    I love your artworks and books/handmade paper

  30. Very creative! I'm still GYB ing! Im following with interest!

  31. Hi Liz!

    I come visiting by way of Vicki's Grow Your Blog party. Oh my goodness, you are talented! I look forward to seeing more of your amazing art work!


  32. Great blog! It's my first time here... nice to "meet" you and so many other amazing crafters. God bless!

    ILuvTheEucharist @


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