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

Dorothy Rowe

Sunday 3 January 2010

A more productive day …

probably because I could actually breathe. And I had a reasonable night’s sleep.

So I did some drawing.

IMG_0044 I started with the jar opener collage, and a triptych/kimono shaped mask.





Then I drew it. All that shading was hard!





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Then I scanned the drawing and played with it in Picasa. The only difficult bit was persuading Picasa to put the right date at the top. Not ‘April 2009’.

Can you tell I like blue?

I think these are the most interesting ideas to have come out of that collage – appliqué? Canvas work? Lots of interesting linear stitches?

I suspect Wensleydale is hoping it might turn into a real kimono. He has such faith.

That was the morning – in the afternoon I tried a machine version of this.


The machine version is also on a colour catcher - the scan doesn’t really show that I went a bit mad with automatic blobs in gold thread. It will probably get a few beads this evening.






Back to the trees.  The top one is [I kid you not]washing up liquid drizzled on wet Brusho. It works the opposite way to salt, but as you can see it spread a bit too far. It also works best with the expensive organic colourless washing up liquid – unless you want a yellow tree.

The bottom one is bleach, applied with a brush to black paper, but as it didn’t discharge much I added some silver pen lines.

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