Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Adding Depth

The Pomegranate Tree Quilt has come back into my life in a regular way. I stitch on it a couple hours every day, mostly hand quilting and adding French knots to create depth around the leaves. The Tree is taking on that quilted look that pleases me so much because it adds texture and dimension, light and shadows. The leaves and pomegranates are beginning to puff out.

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Colorful Week

This was almost like colouring in a colouring book. 
My week turned much more colourful.
Sometimes the mundane can be eventful. That's a week I won't forget!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Out & About, 7

My granddaughters had a piano recital that I attended thanks to Skype. Ah, the wonders of technology. 

And then there were men in the street. The weather is feeling summer-y. Warm coats and hats have disappeared. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Week

It finally feels like Spring--gloriously warm weather with lots of sunshine. So I documented the week.

It looks like a colouring book--where are my crayons? 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Out & About, 6

One of the reasons I like to teach is because the school is located in a nice beach town (Nabeul) an hour from home. Lots of things to sketch, like the rooftops seen from my classroom. 

And now, I can sit in the backseat and sketch other passengers--motion sickness conquered! I'm getting kind of wild with the cross-hatching. It may degenerate into scribbling soon!
I find the size of this small journal (4"x6") to be very convenient. Yesterday I took my larger handmade journal to a restaurant and found it difficult to work with in a cramped space (well, duh!). 

Ballpoint pen with Prismacolor pencils added later. It actually takes longer to add the color than to do the sketching.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Out & About, 5

Even sitting in the back seat sketching, I didn't get carsick; it's brilliant! New and productive technique for motion sickness--maybe I should copyright it? 

In any case, my husband said "Who could know that it's me?" So I added a bubble. He's a frequent model, and used to it by now. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Possibly a Finish

Spring vacation has been productive. Just some circles to sew onto this wild tunic.

I have been reflecting on this piece and its future. It may undergo further transformations...hmmm, yes, into something else. 

Something like "She Ran Out of Time." 

We shall see...time is slipping by...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Doctor's Waiting Room

It's time for new glasses, however, 
that required a two-hour wait at the 
doctor's office this time around.
Fortunately, I had my handy little 
daily journal with me--and a red pen. 

The waiting room was crowded. I provided entertainment.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Finally a Finish!

Yay! Finally a finish! (Now there's a catchy alliteration!). 
The action's over at MulticoloredPieces.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Out & About, 4

The spring remains cool and windy. People are still bundled up.

Spring vacation is coming to an end. No, no, no! 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Engineering My Jeans Bag

So with the appliqué finished, I now face the challenge of engineering the finishing touches on my jeans bag. Here's the lining of flea market fabric, which has two jeans back pockets attached to each side. That will make four pockets on the inside and four on the outside, five if you count the tiny front pocket (I never understood what that was for).

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Seashell

This large shell belonged to my in-laws. It took me over a week to draw in my small daily journal...very finicky. 

Ballpoint pen and Prismacolor pencils.

Out and About, 3

Just sketching rapidly while in the passenger seat. 

A house, people, vehicles.

I've seen on the internet that there are now coloring books for adults.

This is my coloring book.

Sketching done in ballpoint pen, Prismacolor pencils added later.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Comin' Round the Bend, 2

Yes, the end could be in sight...

Monday, March 16, 2015

Another Pomegranate Tree, 2

Sketching on fabric takes a bit more time than on paper, however, I find it infinitely more interesting. The trick is to use a large-tip pen (0.7 Copic multiliner here) rather than a fine one that would catch on the threads.

The hundreds of slender branches on a pomegranate tree make for a chaotic effect.