Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
You haven't lived until you have blocked something over a pair of bowls - makes for some interesting conversations in the kitchen!
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Currently on the needles: a gold crocheted bra. Hmm. It's giving me blisters, the yarn is so rough so I pity the model who has to wear it!
On the easel: nothing. Oh dear, time to pull myself together and start something.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Next up, a gold crocheted bra for the same client - could be interesting...
Sunday, 19 April 2015
I'm also still crocheting the mini dress from cut up tights and massaging Volterol into my thumbs and wrists every night before bed whichseems to keep the aches and pains at bay.
I am also making some very interesting things for the next animation - a spider was the last item.
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Crocheting with tights is very painful - not sure why it hurts the thumbs so much, but it does, going right up the forearms. I fear my arms will look like Popeye's by the time I finish this!
Also on the needles, a complex knitted waistcoat in recycled denim jeans yarn, which is starting to look very nice indeed.
Friday, 10 April 2015
Thursday, 9 April 2015
So if you look in my shop, these and a few more will be making an appearance and hopefully going off leaving some room in my portfolios for more work.
Tuesday, 7 April 2015
This was painted on smooth watercolour paper, using White Knights watercolour paints - these are very intensely pigmented watercolours. I found them a bit intimidating initially, but once I had got used to not picking up lots of paint on my brush to begin with, I really like them. I have used a very limited palette - Payne's grey, cerulean, and a terracotta. I used a touch of black here and there, to darken the eyes or add a bit of depth to a forelock.
This painting is now for sale in my Etsy shop.
Sunday, 5 April 2015
I've also been sewing a plush tree for a future animation which has been quite an undertaking and I hate to have to say the most boring words ever used in a blog - I can't show it yet. Argh! I'm really proud of it and find keeping things under wraps very frustrating!
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
So I feel very virtuous but also that I could have spent yesterday afternoon a little more productively!
Have a Happy Easter!
So with that in mind, I picked a tricky one to get back into the groove with! I'm trying to re-train my brain with the discipline it takes to draw zebras completely by eye, plus getting each and every stripe in and in the right place. Initially it was quite worrying - the zebras looked like circus ponies and I had a lot of self-doubt over my abilities (as usual!) However, as the drawing and painting progress, I feel my confidence slowly returning. It may not turn out to be the best thing I have ever done, but it is certainly getting me back on track.