Monthly Archive: November 2018

life drawing

Last sketch of the day. Used my new tiny palette mix on top of a few ink pen lines. My favorite part is the ear.

watery hike

Yesterday I tried to repeat a hike I’ve done before from Schoodic Bog trailhead. I couldn’t make it up the little hill to the trailhead parking, too slippery. So I parked along the roadside....

recycled tealight

A used tealight with a little wax remaining in it Plus Two empty half pans filled with watercolor paint from tubes Equals a tiny palette with a favorite blend for dark neutrals! I melted...

color names

Color in Elizabethan Dress Other color names used needing further research from this period: DOVE-GREY, PANSY, SCRATCH FACE, VERDIGRIS, DAWN, WATER-COLOR, BEANS-BLUE, APE’S LAUGH, CRISTALLINE, SMOKED OX, TRISTAMI, FLOWERING RYE, FADING FLOWER, GOSLING GREEN,...

more signatures

I cut and folded and trimmed 8 signatures for future use. Guard sheets have Asian screen painting imagery from an old calendar. Interior sheets are Blick’s 9 x 12 white sulphite drawing paper. Things...

visualizing

Short-cut quilt in progress. I’m building a top and bottom out of nine patches and strips of fabric. The fabric with pronounced gray green stripes is khadi cloth from India, a gift from Suzanne....

Gee’s Bend

The Master Quilters of Gee’s Bend, Ala. I am fascinated by the quilt artists of Gee’s Bend. This is a beautiful little film about them, their work, and their community.