Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Don't peek, those of you on my Christmas list. I picked out a few of our Xmas ornaments to draw for our annual home made christmas cards. The large santa is one my dad made for me, ages ago, out of crepe paper, cotton balls and pipe cleaner. I made the skinny one from a kit in the 1970s--wooden clothes pin, felt and string. The other one is store bought, a gift from my husb years ago. I'm printing the cards myself and husb will write the newsletter part--just a couple of paragraphs, not volumes.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
The page on the left is a postcard of Marianne Burr's award-winning quilt entitled "Frank's Melons." It's currently hanging in the Quilt Visions exhibition at Oceanside Museum of Art. On the right are my doodles inspired by her quilt.
ink and color pencil in my sketchbook moleskine. Marianne's quilt is hand-painted on one piece of silk, then hand-embroidered to merino wool, as the batting.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
the ones who are mad to live,
mad to talk, mad to be saved,
desirous of everything at the same time,
the ones who never yawn
or say a commonplace thing,
but burn, burn, burn,
like fabulous yellow roman candles
exploding like spiders across the stars..."
- Jack Kerouac
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Just back from the International Quilt Festival in Houston. For this sketch, I took a break from all the color and commotion, sat on the outdoor patio of the convention center and drew the downtown Houston skyline. That evening I added some realistic color, then on the plane home, the influence of so much pattern and color took hold.
Had a great time, and I've come home with many new ideas and some new tools, including Shiva Paintstiks. Stayed tuned to see how they play into my work.
color pencil and ink, sketchbook moleskine