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).
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.
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.
It's vacation and the sun is shining today. And I'm comin' round the bend on my jeans bag. I may be finished soon. Finally... While stitching, I've been watching the first couple of seasons of Project Runway (yeah, I'm out of it, I know). My needle is dancing...
Once I finish my jeans bag, I'll get back to the b-i-g pomegranate tree, but in the meantime, I wanted to work on a page in my textile sketchbook/journal. The basic rules are: fast and no hand-stitching. I started with a cheap piece of drawing paper (11"x7") and glued on some fabric. Since it's cold and rainy, I sketched from my window with a 0.7 Copic multiliner. My babies (pomegranate trees) look bare, but, have tiny leaf buds ready to burst into all their glory as soon as the temperatures rise. This is the largest tree in the orchard. Still some more work to do on it. I'll probably machine stitch on it...maybe. Nice to be back to the fabric.
More people in the street all bundled up. Cold, misty weather, a lot of hands in pockets. And then a family member across Skype, to finish the page that had a last car for the day. Feeling like black and white for a change.
Out and about, a couple of pots in Nabeul and people on the street. Ballpoint pen and Prismacolor pencils.
I'm rather tickled because I found my favourite ballpoint pen (Reynold's Pointe Fine 045) in a four-color package. I haven't found this since the beginning of school in September. So I bought 3 packages. In the meantime, my sketching buddy, knowing I was on the lookout for them, bought me three packages as well. I'm well-stocked now. One of the cheapest pens around...