Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Its been a good day, been to the Physiotherapist and he was very pleased with my progress, he showed me how to bend so that I can pick things up from the floor, its a bit awkward but as long as I do not bend new hip more than 90 degrees its ok. Also said that as far as he is concerned I can start driving short distances :-) Its been a bit of a busy day but still made sure that I did a drawing of my Plums! For this one I used Inktense Pencils

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Day Two of my new start

Another lovely sunny day, got up happy and was able to hoover upstairs and run the duster around, small achievement but it made me feel better. Also, managed a load of washing and hung it out, not bad for a 3 week old hip!!! After enjoying a cup of coffee with a friend at the White Horse - who I must say made to crutch dependant ladies very welcome it was home to do a little gardening, or should I say pruning at eye level - but it was a start!! Now just need to wait for someone to empty it for me!!
Then to the Play Room..... to write my Blog and do some drawing This is the set of pictures that lead to the Stitch to Paint series, am hoping that repeating the same exercise might again give me inspiration
This is a section of the card that I did last night, I used Cretacolour Aqua pencils, and was quite pleased with my first attempt
And tonight I added a further two squares, the black and white one was done with a water soluble felt tip and white gouache and the second was with the Cretacolour but I did not dilute the colour with water
Once I have completed my studies and various scales I need to research Plum Trees so that I end up drawing my own trees, not just copying Jane's style - Strange that I choose the Plum Card to study as I also did a lot of work with Plums before when I made the Sugare Plum Fly series of dolls - really enjoyed making those :-)

Monday, 29 August 2016

New Start - I hope

Numerous years ago I was at a mental block, not being able to stitch or design, well here I am again.... Not really done anything since I made the Johnathan Livingston Seagull hanging to remember Dad by, that was 5 years ago. I have wanted to get started again, but not really known how,even got my son Richard to re-start my blog for me as I thought that this might get me focused again, writing a pledge that I will do something might just help - I hope :-) Then yesterday I went to the Craft and Design Fair and Hyde Hall and there was a stall of Jane Hickman's work. https://www.janehickmanbatik.com/ Last time I was struggling I used her card of Elderberries as inspiration, so am hoping her work can help me again.....