Thursday, February 27, 2020

Recalling the 1920's

In my doll makers group , Gumnut Dollies Newcastle, this year our theme is "The Twenties".  So, on the weekend, I consciously had images of the 1920's firmly in my mind when I did a sculpting class with West Australian artist, Linda Misa. 
Not really looking like anything 1920's until the paint goes on.... the next day. 

And below are a few of our tutor's beautiful sculptures .... so much personality. 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Playing with Photos

One of the things I like to do when I have a bit of spare time is play with photos I've taken ... today, when I didn't have spare time, I played nevertheless . 

Having printed out black and white copies, I very quickly and roughly applied watercolours to the prints, and further cropped to make some interesting Facebook cover images. 

Monday, February 17, 2020

Nest & Wings for a "Spring" Tag Tuesday - 29 Faces continued.

I am really hoping that a bird in a nest and a set of wings with a butterfly might be considered signs of "spring". At Tag Tuesday, the theme is "Spring is in the Air" so I am hoping that these two free motion stitched tags might be acceptable.  The stitching is done on my Bernina 550 machine - straight stitching, free motion - with the feed dogs lowered and a "darning" foot. I usually don't  draw first, but with both of these I did make pencil marks to delineate the positions of the person and the bird in the nest and the placement of the wings( below) 

These two are also in the series of 29 for #29 Faces online challenge to create a face every day in the month of February.