Monday, May 31, 2010

Onward


Well, here are the last three challenges for the month of May. I have gotten the feeling that I've bored viewers and almost bored myself. Bigger steps in my artistic journey might be more interesting. Yet, there is a sense of accomplishment. Will I feel lost tomorrow? Who knows?

Thoughts are turning toward the World Cup soccer games in South Africa. We have a son who is a BIG fan and will be attending the first two weeks of the games. All teams start in a group and will play each of the other three teams. USA has England as our first game and that is going to be very tough. Although there is lots to see, as outside the stadiums fans from different countries gather and it is celebration time all day long, I'm happy to be home and watch from my comfy sofa.

 
This trunk was in my grandma's scary basement until I used it to pack my stuff for college. Today it sits in our living room holding the old family photos.

The chair ( I drew the seat to long) was made by my grandfather who worked in the furniture department of a now closed furniture store that made the desks and chairs for the California state legislature. Furniture that is still in use today. This is a big chair because he was tall. I did not know him as he died before I was born, but I keep this as family history. A sense of belonging-a connection with the past..

This is was fun because it is part of my fabric stash. Hey, a quilter has to have a lot of material for the next project. Trust me, I know people who make my two sets of shelves look like a beginners collection. 

Thanks for checking in!

12 comments:

bettyfromtexas said...

BRAVA!! Challenge well met! These are terrific sketches!!!

nanke's stuff said...

Good for you for finishing the challenge and right on time, too! These are very well done (I have a quilt stash, too - a 6 drawer chest and to toy boxes that used to belong to my sons are all full to the brim).

nanke's stuff said...

Make that 2 toy boxes. lol nancy

freebird said...

I'm not bored with seeing your sketches. I don't get around all the blogs I'd like to. Life keeps getting in the way! I like how you drew the corner of the trunk and part of the rocker. That fabric stash is the most fun though. I looked to see if you do it by colors and it seems you do. That's how I do it too. Not that I've quilted lately but I've still got my stash. The last thing I used some of the fabric for was to cover a journal I was making.

Alissa said...

NO - not bored at all These are all so interesting. Love the story of your chair and the drawing of the trunk - I have a trunk that looks very similar.
Australia also seems to becoming overwhelmed by World Cup fever (not me, although I will probably keep up with what is happening)

curiouscrow said...

I like the cropping you've used here - very effective. I really admire you for keeping this up day after day! Well done. And if you want another challenge type project I'm planning one for july if you are interested!

raena said...

Well done! You did a great job of keeping up with the challenges and I wasn't bored at all! Love the colored fabric collection! And the details on the trunk!!

Judy Tillson said...

Boring us? NOT!!!!! I've enjoyed seeing your entries and so impressed that you've kept up with the challenges. Love the trunk and especially the chair (thanks for sharing the stories of the trunk and chair)

ffyrebird.com said...

These are great!! Not boring at all! Great job on doing the challenges!

麗卿 said...

能付出愛心就是福;能消除煩惱就是慧。 ..................................................

artsybibliomaniac said...

Shelves of fabric are nothing compared with the chaos of my studio/office/sanctuary! I admire such restraint! And your sketches are great, I am no where near brave enough to attempt anything in pen!

Beach Cat ! said...

Well I've peeked in on over a year of your life by looking at your blog posts. Now I think I shall go and sketch MY stash of fabric ...