Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bertie's Winter

In The Holly We Can Build a Snowman
Finally finished the last one and I have already sewn them together with the borders - now to decide how to top quilt it - stitch in the ditch? echo?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bertie's Winter Wall Hanging

Skating Around

Winter Heart
Sleigh Ride


When I was in Calgary this summer, I went to a fabric shop called Out of Hand.  I saw their monthly sample of "Bertie's Winter" wall hanging - by Folk Art Designs. The finished size should be 28" x 34".   So I naturally signed up.  There were four packages/parts - total of 5 designs that make up the wall hanging.  They supplied the pattern & material - I did the cutting, appliquéing and some basic embroidery.  The first 4 are ready - 1 more to embroider and then I can put them together.  Then buttons & beadwork will be added.

Hopefully I can get it ready before the first snowfall.

Oops, just realized that I forgot to fix the star in Skating Around before I put it together...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

October 11th

October 11th was a workshop at the Gimli Art Club on Acrylics & Oils given by Melanie Rocan.  We were supposed to illustrate a piece of fabric.  Started with the background in acrylics - blending purples,  reds, whites, etc.  Let it dry over the lunch hour.  After lunch, we were to use oils (water based oils) on top.  I tried to create the fabric pattern - but started using the fan brush and mostly blended all the colours in.  Created a very abstract look - tried to get a picture, but came out too dark - will try another, brighter, time.

October 6 & 7, 2014

 October 6 & 7 at the Gimli Art Club was a 2-day workshop with Pippi Johnson - working with Abstract Acrylics.

She had us work on developing our 'strings' of colour - mixing up the colours before starting the painting.  Painting using the analagous colour wheel and complementary colours and the triad on the colour wheel.

My Apple - looking at the various tones, using only red, blue & yellow mixings.

My Rooster  - what can I say...