'If you make happiness your goal, then you're not going to get to it… The goal should be an interesting life."

Dorothy Rowe

Wednesday 30 December 2009

Don’t get too close to the screen …

I’ve got a cold and I don’t want you to catch it.


The cold led to a bad night, so I haven’t had much energy today – although I did manage to finish this, which I’ve been working on, off and on, since before Christmas.


More off than on, as


  • It is cross stitch
  • I think the variegated thread nearly works  - but not totally
  • I was underwhelmed by it until I added the back stitch outlines.

Of course. after I’d started it I discovered that in ‘real’ Assisi work, you do the back stitch first, and it should be long arm cross stitch.

But hey, I’ve got C&G, I’m allowed to break the rules!

Unfortunately, I think it would look better with long arm cross stitch  – which for some idiosyncratic reason I find more interesting than ordinary cross stitch - or free cross stitch, or blackwork. So I might do another one. Maybe.

drawing studies3

I also continued with my exploration of things the jar-opener shape reminds me of. Fortunately we have some poppy heads in a vase of ‘deadery’ [dried flora] so I had a real one to draw. And then I got side tracked into drawing the top – I love the star shape. Looks like a tassel …

Although my drawings aren’t very good I am coming to enjoy the process – and find myself noticing lots of things that I never previously noticed.

Teasels  tomorrow. Probably.


And yet more C&G trees – string stamp on the left, a blurry photograph of winter branches on the right. It would be interesting to draw – which is something I never thought I’d find myself saying …


Carol said...

Celia I've just spent a fantasically entertaining hour catching up on your blog. You inspire me with the amount of work you do and I love your many and varied ideas. Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2010 filled with joy, good health, peace and continuing creativity. Carol xx

JP said...

I need to catch up with some drawing - I am doing a C&G in Creative Sketchbooks and I need to get going - you are my conscience!!!