Monday, October 24, 2011


As a lack of drawing seems to be coming from both of us I thought I would post a couple of my photographs
This one is a good colour combination, deep rusty maroon & lime green.  Try it with your crayons.  Use a lot of maroon and a little green.
In fabric try maroon fabric, green stitching & cream beads.  Maroon & lime - complementary colours!!

This Bamboo uses many tints & shades of green.  Look at the many grades.  Pale to very dark
Very interesting lines within the elongated shapes
I love the spotty nearly dead ones

Hopefully we will begin again soon x

Friday, October 21, 2011


Dale is now enroute back to Australia, so I thought I would welcome her back with 5 minutes of computer designing
This is a pen drawing of my leaf, then it has been combined with background images of original pieces of my art work,  This would make a good print out onto fabric or Khadi paper and stitched
Hmmm a nine repeat would work well....

Another 5 minutes produced this pattern.  Have a go at scanning and combining your art work and a line drawing.  If I get time then I will stitch it - but cant promise as there are lots of designs in the pile at the moment, been having a few eye and headache problems grrrr.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Here we are together for the first time, the meeting of the creative brains!!!!!???
Full story over on my blog

I picked up this leaf locally on Monday, look how beautiful it is.  I may have to draw it with my new Coloursoft pencils recommended by Frances Pickering (google)
We will contine with the leaf theme when Dale returns from Provence, so get out your drawing books and  media and join in with us x

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Late summer sun

As Dale is away here in England, there will be a blog break until November when we shall return, in the meantime, I might add a few tempting things...or not...see you soon
Shelagh x

Monday, October 3, 2011

leaf for inspiration

not sure what Shelagh's excuse is but I did have plans to do things with this lovely leaf I found on the garden path this morning. I shall leave it here to inspire you instead and be back to action in November when I get back from Europe. It is a eucalyptus leaf - they do come in all shapes and sizes and if you watch the trees you can seethem mature and change both shape and colour.