Monday, March 12, 2012
We had some sun yesterday.
Karma yawning in the sunshine--LOL!!
I have been puttering away on Cathy's class.
We were supposed to do a multi-colored wash...
...so I tried to create one of those gold and orange sunrises I love. Not an easy task. Nature does a much better job. ;)
While that was drying I got out my art journal I made and used white liquid gesso on a page spread. Didn't cover very well. Was pretty thin.
I am always having something from other pages leak or drip onto the pages underneath. Even when I try to use newspaper or paper towels or something under the pages I always make a mess.
I see people gesso pages in art journals all the time on youtube, so I gessoed another page spread in black, too. Now this did totally cover the pages! LOL!
The last project for lesson one of Cathy's class was to make a journal entry of something we like. I love wildflowers.
I've been using my old Moleskine watercolor journal for Cathy's class. It buckles quite a bit with washes, so I'd just as soon use it up.
So I picked out a photo (black & white and colored)...
...drew a pencil sketch...and started painting. Obviously, this wild columbine is not the right color. Mixing colors is another thing I need to learn how to do. It ended up orange instead of pink--LOL! Artistic license?
My paint wasn't juicy enough to scrap in lines on the petals. Was just too dry. So I'll have to try that another time. Another thing she wanted us to try was spattering paint and making drips. I think I got a little carried away. ;)
This morning I finished the page by writing:
from cuckoldry, foolishness
to faith, fidelity, holiness, innocence"
I definitely need my photos and pencil sketching, but I'm having fun! :)
And while I watched TV the last couple nights I wrapped embroidery thread onto spools. This box has odd threads (textured, metallic, thicker, etc) and ones that are several pieces of the same color wrapped on the same spool.
This box has all the regular skeins I had left. Not in any final order because I was too tired to mess with them any further, but at least now I can see what I've got! Nice!
So that's what I've been up to. Now I can finally start on Cathy's second lesson. I think we draw a building this time.
Oh and I have slowly been organizing the mess in the bedroom, too. I have some things to bring out to the garage and trash to go to the dumpster. Wouldn't you know--it's raining. So I am not sure if I will do that today or not. The new intern may see an even more chaotic place than it could have been--LOL! We'll see. The things I'm taking out to the garage I really don't want to get wet. Maybe it will quit raining before 1pm. If not, too bad. I'm just glad I'm getting some of the bigger projects done. :)
Well, I best get moving here. I could at least tidy up a bit around here and make space for her at the table so she can sit and take her notes. ;) Have a super Monday!!
"Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit."
Mary Lou Retton