Friday, October 26, 2018

OK one more

Oh' boy, I think was bitten by the floral painting bug. This is what happens when Pilate class gets cancelled and you have an empty canvas. LOL  I won't post all the pics of how I started.  The process is actually the fun part. Prep the canvas, quick sketch your flowers.  Turn the canvas three times. Wipe!!!  Yes wipe, you don't want to get too attached to your sketches.

The next layer of paint is filling in areas of shapes that you see.  Find your vase and then sketch in your floral arrangement.  Then paint, pastel and Charcoal.  Love this!!!  And I love how the Sunflowers are singing with the background.  I will seal it today.  And move on to another project.

Knitting a scarf?!?




Friday, October 19, 2018

Finished my flower painting class

I can only stress, if you ever get a chance to take a class from Lynn Whipple.....do it!  I had so much fun learning to be more free and loose with my painting skill.  I have just finished the fourth floral painting.   It measures 50" X 40" .  It's big!!!!  And you would think going bigger is easier.  Hmmmm not so much. 

But I'm totally in love with by new Big Bold Wild Flower painting.



Saturday, September 15, 2018

Flower Painting




Second Canvas, third layer and I'm loving this one.  Actually I love the entire process so far.  Can't wait to see what happens next.  But first I must finish my third canvas.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Doing some painting

Well, I have decided to do an on-line class with Lynn Whipple, called "Big Bold Bloom Wild Painting".  It's a five week class with two lessons a week.  

Lesson one, we did timed drawings.  Then cut them out and made this wonderful arrangement of paper flowers.
Lesson two, we grounded our canvases.  Giving each a different color.  Gesso, orange and grey.
 Then, we used chalk and Charcoal stick and painted our flowers.  Turned the canvas three times.



Lesson 3, we filled in the shapes with flat household paint.  I loved this process.




I would be totally happy to leave them like this, but Lynn said not to get too attached. Oh' boy!  This is a layer of many layers.

We're now doing Lesson 4.  Here's my progress so far.  Kinda freaking out a bit.  We shall see where it goes.  This is my flower sketch.  And my sorta loosly painted flowers and drips. 
  


Saturday, September 01, 2018

He's finally ready


He is finally ready!  Available as a Digital download at my Etsy Store.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Good day of work

Finished sewing all the parts. I managed to use a lot of scrap pieces of fabric.  Bits of an old Kimono, raw silk, T-shirts, Mohair.

 Oh' it really feels good and I totally love how the Troll Santa turned out.  Now to finish the instructions and draw the updated pattern pieces.  

Hope to have it all done by the end of the week and available as a Digital download on my Etsy Store.

Friday, August 24, 2018

When the Troll speaks to you

I know you have probably heard this and think?!?  But my Troll Santa asked for Bunny Warmers.  And I have learned over the years not to fight those requests.  So I got out my sketchpad and then put on my thinking cap.  How could I do this with out making parts that you have to sew on.


I also know that just cause you can envision something in your head, doesn't always mean it comes out that way in cloth.  So here's my idea.



It took some finagling, but I like it.  Yesterday I spent the day making Bunny warmers and absolutely love how they turned out.  It's a lot of hand stitching and fiddly work.  But so worth it in the end.