Thursday, December 23, 2010

Blessings of the season

Now is the time that we share love and wish for joy throughout the coming year to all.One of the ways I'm doing this is by making an "Can you find?" quilt for my 3 year old grandson. 
Hopefully he will want to play the game of learning to read the words,  finding the picture, color or perhaps a letter as he is snuggled under his new cover.

Below is a close up of one section. I included his name and in other parts the name of his parents, sisters, grandma and grandpa. Yes, I've having fun!

Blessings of the season to all!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sketchbook pages

Really, it's observation that makes this project go. This pyramid grid is taken from a quilt that hangs over my bed. This color layout echoes the colors of the chakra.

The last page is a play on words. For the non Americans reading this, the joke is that gridiron commonly refers to an American football field. I'm just tweaking all the macho men.

There is a bit more to finish in this book, such as the title page and colophon and assembly, but the drawings are finished! Obviously, I was very controlled. No real surprise since I was a freelance calligrapher for almost 30 years. The challenge of stepping outside of the box and seeing was so rewarding.  I'm now looking forward to practicing other techniques and drawing different subjects.

PS Please note that I posted two pictures and I can see both. I cleaned out the cache - a folder that I never new existed. EDM members can be such a big help. Thank you!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sketchbook pages

For my Sketchbook Journal, I walked around this page for days. Now I am pleased with the results. The subject is lines and grids. Most of these lines can be used as quilting patterns. Only three more pages and I will be finished. Is it the last minute yet?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Out and about

I went to a band concert today and unsuspecting people get to be my models. Thank you very much for holding the pose for so long-whoever you are.

Sketchbook pages

OK, I am still around and working on various projects. Here are (hopefully) a couple of pages from my Sketchbook Journal with the subject of Line and Grids:

These drawings are after work by Ron Barrett. I found this book, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, in my grandson's collection in Ohio and knew that he wouldn't miss just one book for a few months. The characters are as funny as the story. Notice how I divided the page into a grid!

I can only image that there is another picture below this text. It is of a circle drawing that again, is based on a grid. It says that it is downloaded, but I cannot see it. Guess that I'd better limit myself to one picture per post.