I did a lot of medicinal arting this week.... you know about bodies turning on you don't you? Welcome to this week's artful round up...starting with one of the index card prompts which I got quite behind on...
I usually do the day's prompt in the morning but I ended up having to catch up a bit doing four at once
she encouraged us to use printed script this week while doing the daily prompts. Generally I need to stay away from chemicals so I love watercolor, pencil, pen and ink. These can be interpreted in so many ways... xylophone for instance... could be just rainbow of colors , or what do you think of?
I remember having one of these I could drag around as a kid, the tinkle, the way the bars bounced just a bit when hit with those tiny mallets.
I had a bit of trouble making it look 3-5 and capturing that depth but I like it. I used a kuretaki metallic gold brush pen to imply seashells. Thank you to Helen at https://wordweaverart.blogspot.com/for our discussion of making something appear 3-d I'll work on it!
I am catching up on some of Tamara La Porte's workshop lessons this week, again sadly I can't use the supplies suggested as they cause migraines for me, but I did this one by Effie Wilde and I just love the economy of line, the tiny pen marks that together make up a face...
I sketched the lines with stabilo crayon like using a piece of coal it's so blunt! It's highly disolvable so with just a tiny amount of water on the water pen, I can shadow the lines
Oh isn't she lovely???
Shame to possibly mess it up with color... but... how can I resist?
She's done on a half sheet of watercolor paper, Dick Blick brand. Not great but fine for learning on
ooh my, I've carried this from painting area up to studio, back and forth this week. I love her.
the best way to learn something is to immediately try it again, so on my latest index card, interpreting alphabet, I started with an image printed from google in color I liked. trimmed and overlapped bits onto a card, I then used the stabilo to sketch a face over the existing image, letting things fall where they would.
daubs of watercolor, gold kuretaki brush and ink... she looks like an online friend of mine... artist
I worked hard to quilt, and join the sections of this quilt too...The original blocks done for RSC last year...The hearts made this year also from repro fabric scraps
The quilting came out so pretty, and I like how feminine it all is. Soft yellow and pinks remind me of granny's quilts all made from old clothing, by hand, hand quilted, the way she learned on a farm in Alabama as a child.
it's a mix of even feed foot, and hand sketched free motion stitching. The final trim just before a pink binding
left small orts finally too small to keep, but this quilt is a testament to the beauty to be found in scraps... the mix of color and texture making the whole richer.
I'll take better pics when it's truly done, but wanted to show you I'm still sewing this summer.
Happy arting y'all.https://myblog-lunchbreak.blogspot.com/