Thursday, December 28, 2017

Tuesday Painters

This time a drawing, never got to the painting part.  We spent too much time talking.
 
And the photo is not good, this is just graphite line on white drawing paper, no shading.  I may go further with it; then again, maybe not.  It's time to think about putting all of the Christmas away.  I hate putting it away.  Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year, I love seeing all of the decorations and lights.  Everything is so festive... and calm at the same time.  A time for reflection.
 
It's a time when I look back at the year that has been and begin to think about what 2018 will bring.  I'm looking forward to a terrific 2018.  And though it's late... a wish for all of you...
 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Last Tuesday my Tuesday Painters group went to Hemlock Crossing again.  This time instead of looking out at the woods, I sat in front of the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and sketched some of the decorations.  They may end up part of a Christmas Card exchange ... or just stay in my sketch book.  That is yet to be decided.
 
For the past few years around this time I make a Christmas table runner.  I bought what I thought was a package of coordinated fat quarters in blues, greys and taupes thinking this year it could be a winter table runner since I already have several traditional red and green runners.  What a surprise to open them up and see one piece was a long section of trees.  I decided to keep the trees in the center and put a boarder down each side.  That's done.  Now it's decision time... do I quilt and finish it for this year or do I embroider with the idea that it will be done by next Christmas.  the color in the photo is off, different lights in different parts of the room.
I'm leaning toward quilting because I'm anxious to see it done, I have a perfect spot for it this year.
 

Friday, December 1, 2017

More Grunge

I'm a sucker for a cherub, love these little guys and when I see a statue I usually snap a photo.  We have a few in our garden but this is one I saw at Grand Haven Garden House.  I may have to do another mixed media piece using him.  This one is in my Grunge journal on a teabag.... thank you Jane Ruiter.  She is a tea drinker and gave me a bunch of used bags for my journal.
I'm not sure where I found this fellow but I liked his hat. He's also done on a teabag and off to the right are parts of coffee filters.  They don't work as well as the teabag.
 
While I haven't gotten any paintings done I have been doing some watercolor sketches with my Tuesday group.  Here are the last few of those....



I usually journal when I finish which is why there is an open area on the last one.  We were talking so much that I didn't finish in time to journal.