Here is an old photo I found. Isn't the contrast interesting?
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
this quilt by SimplyRobin on Flickr. I love the simple colors in her quilt. I didn't have any gray fabric immediately on hand, so I went with white. And I'm going to rotate the squares and build the squares up with stripes of color. We'll see how it goes.
Here is my entry for today. It includes a map underneath it all, plus some white gesso, Golden Fluid acrylic paints (LOVE LOVE LOVE Golden Fluid acrylics by the way), colored pencils, and Sharpie marker. I can't get away from that Sharpie marker, I love to put it on everything. Although, I find that the ink runs dry when in prolonged contact with the dried acrylic. I have a pen in my collection called "edding 300, marcador permanente." It's wonderful. I need to find one with a smaller tip, though. It seems to handle the acrylic with no problems and the paint doesn't transfer to the tip like it does to the Sharpie (especially the fine-tip Sharpies). Probably only pen lovers will appreciate this pen rant.
I also got some children's books in the mail the other day that I had ordered from Amazon. I sent copies to several people for Christmas. I love the artwork in both. One is Moon Rabbit by Natalie Russell and the other is Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet, who also wrote River of Words, a story about William Carlos Williams. Her artwork is beautiful and inspiring.
Monday, December 26, 2011
This video was helpful as a guide, and I also bought a simple pattern from JoAnns for a "dimensional dog." I didn't like how the dog looked but I reviewed the pattern for ideas on adding dimension to the head. I sketched and cut a piece of fabric to run up the back of the neck, around the top of the head, and back down the front of the face, matching up with the ears. It actually worked out well and I'm excited for the next experiment. Maybe a lion?