Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sketching and Stitching

bittersweet & birch

I’ve been doing both.  I sketch with a group every Tuesday morning.  It helps keep my fingers working even when I’m not painting.

Elegance

And I’m not painting, I’m still stitching.  I recently took a short class from Jane LaFazio.  It’s a circle but it reminded me of my wonky log cabin square so I had to try it.  Here is the first one.  I may have to buy another jean jacket to put this on the back of.

LaFazio ready to finish

All that is left to do on that one is put in on something or finish it as wall art,  The next one I did is small because I was thinking jewelry.  The photo isn’t good but I think you can get the idea … I think it’s going to be a necklace

.lafonzio for necklace

The last one I did just because I like the colorful fabric that came in a kit for paper piecing…. I didn’t care about the paper piecing pattern, just the wonderful colors in the fabric scraps it included. This one isn’t done.  I’ll be adding some handwork and then need to decide what I’m going to do with it.  I had vowed this  year I was going to get more color in my life and I do believe this is a start.

LaFazio wip bright

In addition to stitching and sketching, I’ve done some rearranging in my studio.  And last night I dreamt about painting…. must be a sign, it’s time.

Monday, January 7, 2013

More Stitching… nothing finished

starts

Lots of playing with fabric, sewing pieces together and cutting them apart to see what happens.  I have no idea what I’m going to do with these but I’m having fun.

I’ve also been thinking about an architectural series.  My first thought was paintings but maybe there will be some wall hangings too.  I’ve got a few photos in mind. Ideas are running around in my head, we’ll see where they land….  This one is on our corner, from the back, on an early morning walk it spoke to me….

corner house potential painting

The rest of these were taken one day when I was painting with friends at a local church.  Looking out the window I saw all sorts of potential, some things may have to be edited out in the finished piece, like the telephone tower behind the third one.

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Skiing New Year’s Day I liked this scene – without the cars

shuss cupula

And then there were some images as a challenge on wetcanvas, totally different type of image but architectural.

door-cropped from wet canvas january challengewallpath-small from wc january challenge in sketchbook forum saturated

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