The morning was warm and sunny so I went outside to sketch the last of the quince blossoms on my prepared page (begun here).
It turns out that there is a whole world of people who are pen fans, so I include this bit of information. I used a Stabilo "OHPen universal" (permanent) with a Superfine tip. Fortunately, I'm not particular: I simply use what I can find. I really liked sketching in shaded areas lightly with the pen.
And here is where I hesitate: should I continue with stitching or leave it as it is, just sketched with pen? However, I could redo the whole thing, if necessary (something I've never done). It is, after all, just a journal page. So onward...
I added more paper in back to stabilize the stitching [newsprint--I get it at the local hardware store by the kilo]. I used a dark green (almost black) thread to outline the leaves and added some light spots of fabric.
I stitched free-motion to create the light spots with a yellow-green thread.
Bibi wanted the attention that the machine was getting. Teenagers!
I used a blue thread for shadows on the leaves, maroon for outlining the pedals, and pink and white fill-in. I like the idea of palimpsest--the layering. The black pen marks remain vaguely present.
Scattered snippets found their way onto the page. I added my text with the permanent pen and frayed some of the fabric edges. As I'm playing around with ideas and techniques for Sketchbook Skool, I follow my rule of NO Expectations...just throwing sand around in the sandbox.
Linked to Nina Marie's "Off the Wall Friday."