Friday 28 January 2022

Friday Catch Up 28Jan22

 Stitch Camp continued from last Friday

I've added embroidery to the painted fabric, the threads are the same colours as the paints so they are hard to see. The idea was to blend one patch in with another.

Some close ups

With the embroidery finished I made the fabric into a book cover for a handmade book.
It was a bit bodged as I'd not planned on doing this until after finishing the fabric and it was the wrong size so I had to add bits on. I machined those bits on as I found sewing the patches together made my fingers sore.

Doodlewash Watercolour Challenge

Z is for Zebra

I had two attempts at Zebra, not keen on either.

A is for Aardvark. I think this one is my favourite of the month.

B is for Banana

Thanks for the well wishes, I'm almost 'normal' again.

And once again it is Paint Party Friday

Tuesday 25 January 2022

More Doodlewash Watercolours

U is for umbrella

V is for violet

W is for wheel

X is for xylophone

Y is for yeti

Just a quick drop off and go day. Not feeling too good, I managed to pick up covid somewhere. I have had both vaccines and booster. I've been really careful for two years but I went to the hairdresser for the first time last Friday and she wasn't wearing a mask and another staff member was sick. But it turns out that my granddaughter and son-in-law have also got it so I could have caught from the little one.

Friday 21 January 2022

Friday Catch Up - 21Jan22

Doodlewash Challenge
R is for Rose

S is for Seal

T is for Tortoise

I'm thinking of repeating one of the paintings from this month for a postcard for the Twitter Art Exhibit. People can send in their artworks, about postcard size to sell to raise money, this year it is for the Encephalitis Society.
I sent one in last year for a different cause and it sold on the first day of the exhibition.

I signed up for the stitch camp this week, it lasts for 5 days and was free to join. The workshop instruction was given by Gwen Hedley.

Day  mark making on fabric with paints using 2 colours.


When I got started on day 2 I realized that there was not enough black paint on the yellow half so I painted on more black. I forgot to take a photo of the full piece before starting to cut it up but this is a photo of half of it.

We also did a piece with more spaced out paint.

I thought the small might make an interesting fabric so here it is. It was nothing to do with the stitch camp, just went off on a tangent.

Day 2 - Deconstruct and reconstruct.
Pieces cut up and then joined together.

Day 3 - Adding hand stitching - no photo yet
Day 4 - Adding layers - no photo yet

As it is Friday again Happy Paint Party Friday


Tuesday 18 January 2022

Friday 14 January 2022

Friday Catch Up 14Jan22

 Doodlewash Watercolour Challenge

J is for Jacket

I is for Iceberg

K is for Kite

L is for Llama

M is for Mug - I had two goes at this

N is for Nose on a mandrill

I'm linking with Paint Party Friday

Tuesday 11 January 2022

Watercolour Sketches

 For the January Doodlewash Challenge.
These are done in a small 4x4 inch pinkpig sketchbook

H is for Hat [ I accidentally smudged her lips before they were dry]

G is for Globe

F is for Farm

E is for Elm

Friday 7 January 2022

Friday Catch Up - 7Jan22

Sketchbook Revival New Year Challenge with daily prompts from Sarah Simon

 Day 1 - Ranunculus - continuous pen line drawing

Day 2 - Cosmos - coloured pencil sketch

Day 3 - Rose - pencil and fine line pen drawing

I thought I would paint one too

Day 4 - Lily - Dip pen and ink
I used Dr P H Martin Bombay Inks

I tried painting with the inks but they don't blend like watercolours

Day 5 [last day] Dahlia - Mixed Media
I used pencil, eraser!, pen, watercolours and Inktense blocks and pencils.
I found this flower the biggest challenge, I kept losing my place and I'm sure a lot of the petals are in the wrong place. But I don't think I would have attempted copying a dahlia flower before this.