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Categories: Canvaswork / Needlepoint

Draw Something Every Day Week 6

I don't have a photo of my favorite drawing this week because I went out of town for the weekend and left one camera at home and the computer adapter for the other with it. Oops! My favorite drawing wasn't much to look at - I was experimenting to see if I could scribble with my foot. I was mostly just doodling and scribbling, but when I looked at it, I saw some interesting shapes and forms. I've been interested in doing some non-representative and non-patterned work, but I have a very strong tendency to make, and then reinforce patterns. Drawing with my foot got me away from that and I may experiment some more with that.

What have you been drawing?


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Categories: Background

Lace Border Stitch - TAST Week 41

stacked lace border stitchI wasn't particularly happy with lace border stitch, but I'd probably like it a lot better if I were a crazy quilter. I think there must be a better way to start this stitch so that the start doesn't look different from the body of the stitch, but I didn't experiment much with it, since I don't plan to work with the stitch in the future. Of course, there are numerous stitches that I wasn't much impressed with at first try and later found very useful.

I stacked two layers in different colors and weights of perle cotton. Unfortunately the photo is a little blurry - my macro lens works best in sunlight (and full spectrum light isn't a good enough substitute.) Unfortunately it's a grey Oregon fall day, so I'll just have to live with it.


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Categories: Canvaswork / Needlepoint

Draw Something Every Day Week 5

drawing experiments with lines and space Being sure to use my sketch book has been very effective for me and I'm back on track. This week I've mostly been experimenting with lines and curves. My favorite drawing is from Saturday and inspired by the different contrast in spaces I'd seen earlier that day in Maryhill, Washington at the Stonehenge War Memorial and in the bell tower of the town church. I got some fabulous photos at Stonehenge, there's one below and the rest are on my Zooomr page.

Line and texture at Stonehenge War Memorial in Maryhill, WA


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Categories: Background

Linked Double Chain - TAST Week 40

samples of linked double chain stitch in blue

Here are my samples of linked double chain. (The square at the top and the turquoise curved line.) You may notice a difference in image quality, I used the scanner instead of my camera. I don't really like how the background fabric turned out, but I think it's a better view of stitch details.

In other TAST news, I believe I am now caught up on stitching! You can see parts of some on my samples in this picture, but I'll be posting them over the next week or so.

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Categories: Canvaswork / Needlepoint

Draw Something Every Day - Week 4

papa_kittyThis week I learned that I need to use my sketch book, not just draw on whatever is at hand. Something about using the sketch book helps me with consistency in drawing daily. That said, I wasn't very consistent this week!

My favorite drawing from this week is the sketch I did to help me design an alternate outfit for one of the finger puppets I was making for my niece. The original pattern was for suspenders and a tie, but I thought overalls would be much cuter. I traced the outline of the puppet, but drew in the details. It's not a great drawing, but I'm really happy with the results!

Don't forget to check out other participant's work - you can find links to everything I know about on the Draw Something Every Day page. There is some beautiful work going on!

And keep drawing!


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