Bloom was done for the index card a day with the goal of working in series
(me: painted paper collaged ) plus daily prompts, this one was "neon" and the next one was "magical"
I like watercolors, so I painted paper, some napkins from ikea, tissue paper etc to use in collage
one from before was umbrella... so I did umbrella plants in pen and ink
on the quilting front, "crocus" is being heavily machine quilted at the moment
I like it so much I used a hoffman tulip fabric on the back. I'll show more close ups when it's quilted and finished, soon I hope as it's exciting to work on
I spent time hand embroidering/quilting my painted "mark making" runner, initially done in a workshop from TextileArt on mark making. It was so "busy" I thought I could stabilize with shirt tailor, and back it and do a very flat table runner, hand quilted with silk binding.
I spent a good amount of time this week handworking it to little effect. I EPP prepared tie silk blocks to applique on...
|the hexies are 1/2" |
and will need to reevaluate whether to hand sew more or machine finish
I started a "taster" course in painting with Willowing but it's too much... I want to learn all the techniques but there are three a day and I was 3 days late starting. I need to be more zen about it and just do what I can, but that's not my personality... some examples of what I've done so far
this one gets lots of inking in each color in different patterns... which I will do later but it's going to be really exciting, and I LOVE elephants. I just don't want to rush through the process
this technique is really exciting to me. Draw a lot of faces, cut out one to collage along with some printed papers, then paint. I do enough in my sketchbook to remind me how to make something later. Really I cannot do 3 one hour workshops a day, much less catch up doing 5!!
this one is also unfinished... it's the style of Klimt... Love... and I subbed in the poodle for a baby. He's my baby. I think it needs a lot of patterning around it. One course was in designing pattern, painting flowers and appliqueing them onto it... so I'll combine that idea with my painting
anyway... sots of exciting learning, got to get back to it
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while having my morning coffee, I watched the following video on how to draw simple shapes and how to use them in every drawing