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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Go here, go there!

If you read this blog and are not a follower of my other, Field and Fen, you may want to check over there for the continuing adventures and misadventures of the Dollivers, the Littles, and the new group of people and animals,Minis.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

What you do in the middle of serious art

After working on a much more serious piece of hanging fiber art today, I had to have a bit of comic relief,so I made this scarf from donated eyelash, very soft to handle





It has a vertical slit, so it can be worn as a necklet, or you can just wear it as a scarf. The person it's destined for doesn't read this blog, so I'm safe in showing it here.

I changed the pattern, so what else is new, cast on 20 stitches on size 8 needle, organized the vertical slit to run right up the middle of the 20, for 3.5 inches, starting at 4 inches from the cast-on, and the whole scarf is 30 inches long. I might even make another for me.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Back to Drawing, with Training Wheels

After a long time away from art groups and drawing sessions, because of the last few years' home responsibilities, which sadly ended with HP's death in August, I've started to pick up the threads again.

Last night I went to a studio session of the local artists' group at the library, where I co-founded most of the art events, the existence of the gallery, a lot of adventures, and tried to get some of the rust off my drawing skills. And there was a lot of rust.

But I experimented with pencil, graphite stick, charcoal,



silver pencil, fine pen, various papers, just to assemble my training wheels. Drew gesture drawings of other people




still lifes of flowers





still life of fruit



in an annoying shaped dish,



and the fallback position of the box of drawing gear.

Drawing has a lot to do with skill as well as the eye, and it's the skills that get all pear shaped when you don't do it, and remember how to focus and relate again.

Anyway, I'm putting up a few drawings for your interest, and to see how they look at this point. Long way to go. But I've found a life drawing open session happening in the next town over, regularly, just walk in, no advance planning needed, and I think I'll give that a try, too.

Meanwhile, it's good to see last evening's output in a different medium, here on a screen, and see just what I did. You never know that at the time of the doing.