The shake and bake method can be pretty hair raising when I get the paints, pastels and glue out. I am taking a 5 week course with Karine Swenson via Carla Sonheim's blog. (here) The first week's assignments are about lines. First messing about on paper with any drawing tool, then messing about on decent paper with paints. These are 6" x 8" on a very hard paper, and have some qualities I like.
|pastels, watercolour from a tube squished on and smeared with a flat edge|
|charcoal, conte and wet brush through the charcoal|
This is a close up of an 8" x 11" on watercolour paper. I like the intersections where I've added the gold marker.
This top was a nightmare to sew. It is really very simple but the chiffony fabric is a horror.
|the front hem is straight across while the back hem scoops down. There aren't any detail shots because there aren't any that help to redeem the drabness of the garment while on a hanger.|
In the works are a green shirt for Steve, a shirt dress and slip for me, several tops for me and a bedskirt. I hope those experiences are a little less horrible. So yup, I've been busy.