Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bag Jag, 8

Thankfully, my stitching keeps me calm despite the bumps in the road of life in Tunisia. I've been picking up my needle often as elections approach--there's a lot at stake. Last night I dreamt that I returned to the States with only one suitcase in hand. Fortunately, I don't experience prophetic dreams; it' just anxiety rising to the surface.

The rings for the strap are now zipper is next.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Some Progress

I'm liking these colors so much that I just want to pick my jeans bag up all the time to stitch on it.

The plaid is interesting to work with as it gives more of a variegated effect and adds some depth.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Things seem to be overlapping--I've been practising fast people sketching for Sketchbook Skool in my 75-day challenge journal. 
Went out for errands and sketched a few people while sitting in the car (black page). Then I practised people in the park from the teacher's video (green page). 

The assignment is to go to the park and sketch the stories of people: THOSE WHO ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE PARKS SHOULD BE THANKFUL. Any green spaces left in Tunisia have filled with garbage.

I'm preparing for a big day, sketching university students in the entrance hall of the school--this will probably create an "event" as I know quite a few of them...

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Soup Recipe

I would never presume to tell anybody how to cook, however, the assignment for Sketchbook Skool was to illustrate a recipe.

I hated the assignment--I have to cook every bloomin' day from scratch! Still, it's a good soup recipe for its simplicity.

But, I felt like I was in a straight-jacket. Shoot me!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bag Jag, 7

It's beginning to look like something. I think the colors will swirl around to the left, onto the back and then around to the right front corner.

Monday, October 6, 2014

On My Sewing Table

The Pomegranate Tree sits on my sewing table waiting for me to find time to sit down with it and strike up a conversation. Slowly the machine quilting is getting done.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Bag Jag, 6

And so it grows...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bag Jag, 5

Happily inching along late in the evening on my jeans bag.

And I'm rather pleased with the sketch of the day. Crossovers please me so much. You know what I really like about these daily journal entries? It's the take-a-line-for-a-walk. I just LUV wild lines. They might just take over...