Saturday, January 21, 2012

sketching & crocheting

The last few days I have been doing some gestural sketching exercises, partly for my drawing class and also just because I wanted to see how much I could still do seeing as most of my drawing in the last few years has been pretty cartoony and illustrative.  So here are some samples of 30 and 45 second sketches.

I have been crocheting again too, even though I swore I was going to put the hook away for awhile. I made the mistake of walking through the yarn section at the craft shops, and grrrr here I am with a basket full of cotton and bamboo once more. I really enjoy making granny squares, and I found a few really interesting variations to the traditional pattern.  But for now, I am just working one great big one...

 In cross stitch news, I started one of the abstract thread paintings yesterday, worked awhile on it this morning too and just did not like it. The colors were not pulling together right. So I scrapped that piece for now, and instead picked up one of the button designs I had played around with. I have ordered self covering buttons from Etsy, so hopefully I will have something to show next week!

Watch Me Draw! sessions start up this next week too, and I've three new teachers to train in and go to their schools with them for a few classes, so we'll see how much time I have left over to continue with the things I have been working on this weekend.  Lots going on, but it's all fun!


  1. I found those drawings really intricate. Did they really take you less than a minute each? I wish I had the ability to draw.
    Sounds like you are a rather busy woman at the moment too!

  2. Hi Kat! Yep, they're really loose and almost scribbled, the idea being keep yourself from getting tight. It's been a long time since I've done any drawing like this, so I was fairly pleased with how they turned out!


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