Monday, July 25, 2011

Inktense pencils

Sketchcrawl was this past weekend, but I decided not to make the 50 mile round trip to meet with the group in Davis. So, I went into the backyard and chose the pumpkin leaves for my study with Inktense pencils. the challenge is on to get a better understanding of how to use these colors.

 The story behind these leaves is that a friend bought a package of giant pumpkin seeds. He kept half and gave the other half to my husband. We'll see who wins.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Metal Quilt

Some people continue to amaze me with the art pieces they create. One such person is Ruthie Macha who puts so much meaning and thought into each creation. Below is the first in a series of six called Gate.Shield. All the beads and doodads are sewn on. Each piece will be 32" x 13".

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Zentangle moleskin

Zentangles, as well as most any art, can calm you down and just allow you to be. I decided to add lettering to this moleskin collection. There are no hidden messages. In the pattern I simply used letters that would create an interesting pattern. The color is from colored pencils.

 OK, it's 101 degrees today, so the thought of staying indoors is appealing. Besides doing some drawing, I'm making a quilt that is coming together nicely. I'll show it when it's at a more finished stage.