Sunday, August 30, 2015

More Summer Doodle Stitching

Doodling along with thread and needle allows me to explore the possibilities of stitch juxtaposed to fabric. This has been a peaceful project--mindless and yet mindful. Quite bizarre!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Meeting

Meetings are often tedious, but not this one. Good use of time...

Monday, August 17, 2015

Summer Doodle Stitching

My leisurely summer vacation has affected my stitching--I have been stitching s-l-o-w-l-y. This is partially due to the lack of a sewing machine. 

Just doodling on fabric with bits of scraps that I couldn't throw away. I'm leaving the raw edges (attached with a running stitch) and then adding some needle turn appliqué holes here and there. 


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Out and About, 12

Sketching while out and about in June and sketching suffering students. Exams sometimes extend well into June. Most students are now on the beaches and school will probably start rolling in October; It is a beach culture, after all, at least along the coast.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Two Houses

While proctoring exams in June, I looked out the window and drew nearby houses. Lovely weather. Good use of time.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

An Olive Tree

Olive trees have silvery-green leaves that are beautiful in the wind. I have several wild olive trees (they seem to sprout up everyplace) in my garden. This one is an old tree I saw on the road.

Sunday, August 2, 2015


My uneventful drive to Kairouan became eventful when my car stopped on the autoroute (freeway). It all turned into an adventure when I got to ride in a tow truck, whose driver deposited my car at the local mechanic's shop. While waiting for the tow truck to arrive, I sketched my surroundings to record the moment.