Sunday, February 14, 2016

Daily Sketching Day 27-Day 44

I've been having a blast! I really thought I would stop my "Daily Sketch" at the end of January, but here we are at February 13 and I'm still going strong. Will be a really productive artsy year if I can keep this up. I'm in the middle of several online art classes so there are many more pieces than what I'm posting as my daily sketch. So far, this is a great year!

Day 27

Day 28

Day 29

Day 30

Day 31

Day 32

Day 33

Day 34

Day 35

Day 36

Day 37

Day 38

Day 39

Day 40

Day 41

Day 42

Day 43

Day 44
I'll be back soon!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Spinning and Knitting in the New Year

I have such a wonderful rainbow of fiber on my table waiting to be spun! So far, I've just done a few of them, but mostly because I've been knitting along with the spinning. And, of course, I need time to sketch and play with the boys in the pasture.

So today, I will show you my rainbow and the new yarns.  This first one is Green with Envy and turned out to be a really pretty yarn. A variety green shades with a hint of purple. Can't wait to see it knitted.

Plied with a coordinating green crochet thread.
This next one is Midnight - much brighter than I expected by the name, but love the many shades of blue.

And Deep Space is full of blues and purples.

And here's the rainbow of fiber - so much fun ahead.

And then I began to knit. I'm in love with these small infinity scarves and so I'm using some yarn I spun last year. This one is Moulin Rouge and I love the colors.

This one is a yarn I spun from a wonderful batt from WC Mercantile. It's been having on a hook waiting to become something special and now it is! This yarn is so much fun with it's thick and thin parts.

These are my colors and I had a small amount left over and decided to see what I could make. I came up with this neck warmer. Perfect along with a t-shirt and jacket. No bulk, but a warm neck! It was so comfortable on a coolish Texas day that I had it on until I went to bed. So light weight you forget it's on.

Before I knew it, I was trying to make this again from a yarn recently spun - one the looks like a newly opened box of crayons.

Of course, I measured this one to the first one and then made it about four or five inches longer, so, of course, it was a different fit. But I played with it and found that you can wear it  a number of different ways and be much more flexible. Wear it tight or loose! So you guessed it, I've already made another one.

I have lots of small skeins of yarn from early spinning days and I see neck warmers popping up everywhere

And, if I didn't have enough fiber to spin, I got the urge this week to card some on my own. But we'll save those pictures and story for another day.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Daily Sketching - Day 20 - 26

This has really been a busy month and I'm shocked that it's already approaching the end! I have kept up with my sketching every day even if some have been rushed or not my best, but still I've done it. And so here they are:

Day 20

Day 21
Day 22
Day 23
Day 24
Day 25
Day 26
I don't know if I'll shoot for every day in February or not, but this has been fun to challenge myself to doing a daily sketch. Some days I have done more than one and have been spinning and knitting some days, too, so it's been one of my most creative months - making this a great start to the new year! Hope you're creating, too.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Daily Sketch - Day 12 through 19!

Time has flown by and I've been busy keeping up with my January sketch a day. Here's a glimpse of what I've done since my last post:

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14 

Day 15 ( part of my Scribble class)

Day 16 #1

Day 16 #2

Day 17

Day 18

The cat was Day 18 and below is Day 19. I've tried to do something special for each day, but today I studied perspective and these are the results. Still have lots to learn, but pretty pleased with how these turned out, so Day 19 is now complete!

Day 19
I will be back soon with a post of my latest yarns and Bible Journaling! 

Monday, January 11, 2016

2016 Day 11 Watercolor Sketch

Day 11- and I tried something new. Well, new to me. I just took a page in my journal and started adding colors.  I knew I wanted a bouquet in a pot of some sort and the pot turned out to be a teapot of sorts! lol I walked off and let it dry! That is so hard for me to do - once I start I just want to keep on going, but I knew I couldn't add ink until it was dry so I busied myself .

When I came back I began to do some inking with my Pitt fine point pen and added some additional green stems and leaves and added some color to the flowers and teapot. I added some swirls and color to ground it. I was pretty sure I was done, so I signed and dated it!

Well, that was not the case. As always, I had to add some more ink and color and then I could call it done. Well, for today!   lol I will probably still add more later, even weeks or months later when I look at it again and see a spot that I would like to change. I'm not for sure a piece is ever done!

There will be another sketch tomorrow, but may save up for a few days and do a post about my most current yarns.

Come back and see what's next.

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