Saturday, November 24, 2012

Wingin It

Putting some blocks together, but I really don't know what I am doing. I want to make these more interesting some how. I'll  keep plugging away at it.

 And because I know you need an Otis "fix", hanging out in the guitar case.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

This is some of what I am thankful for...

My boys, my husband, my cats, my son's long time girlfriend, my sewing machine, and fabric.
Have a great Thanksgiving holiday.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Water Coloring Lately

I've been working  on water colors lately.  I got a little moleskin water color book and a tiny little portable water color set that comes with a brush with water resevoir and mixing tray and at night if I am too tired to sew or anything else, which is often, I sit and do water colors.
 The paintings below are emblematic of neurotic doodles that I have been doing for years. They are all a variation of about the same thing, which is what doodles are. I figured out that if this is what I draw all the time, why not let them be the subject of some art projects. Besides water colors I also add colored pencil and very fine black marker lines. Markers do not work well on top of water color. It makes the marker stop working...... any suggestions? I don't know what to use, I've tried several types and brands.
 It is very relaxing, almost as relaxing as knitting.


Friday, November 2, 2012

New shawlette, new "work" truck, new sculpture

I forget the pattern, but I am trying to use up some yarn, the color is a little off because I photographed it at 6:00 pm and it was getting dark.
Someone bought and has been restoring a "work truck". It is a 1970 VW Transporter and apparently quite rare.
 This is the someone who bought it for the company. He is very happy with it and it is pretty cute in a weird sort of way.
And last but not least this is a test to see if my son reads my blog, a bike sculpture made from food.