Shelagh and Dale have joined forces to push our creative brains a little further each week - textiles / art / design / sketch / draw / paint - who knows? We are starting on 1st July with a CHAIR - bookmark us and visit to see what we are up to - 5 mins from us three times a week - AUGUST will be TEAPOTS & SEPTEMBER will be LEAVES
Saturday, August 6, 2011
One thing about 5 minutes is it takes all the worry out of recording images.
Direct observation of the subject is called Primary observation as opposed to secondary observation which is using photographs the internet etc.
I wanted to record some little sketches really quickly, holding the lid
Quick recording of the pattern, without colour, laying down the marks
This is 'the top brick of the chimney' a phrase that my mother used to say - aim for the top brick of the chimney, through the generations I have changed this to 'aim for the stars' to my children
These little marks would translate so well for stitch
Or would make a stamp!
Finally this took very much longer than five minutes & I just love the effect of the charcoal pencils (again) what a find they are
This is using the MASK from the previous post & then smudging with my finger. Cant wait to get my tin of these pencils. The tooth of this paper is also really good, it seems to hold the pigment
I have oodles of ideas for stitch now
As Dale is still working hard, it would be nice if we could have a few more comments. Let us know if you are taking part & if you have learnt anything from our explorations