Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
On my desk - a watercolour and ink sketch from one of my Wee Guy's drawings.
A perfect start to a new notebook, breaking the tyranny of The First Blank Page.
Creativity and cooperation and parenting.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Yes - it's finished (at last). I need to weave in the ends then block the whole darn thing.
Somehow, I've managed to create stocking stitch for a band. I think I might have reversed the knitting direction???
Thursday, May 16, 2013
This excited and colourful jumble is a WIP for an exhibition.
Yes - I'm making stuff again. Slow start. Experimenting. Feeling my way.
But it's a start.
A colourful start.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
... and no, it's not an adult - themed post so quit smirking.
Yesterday the Wee Guy and I paid a visit to our fave local arts supply store Colours (on Lougheed just before Metro Ford going east ). He was after more cartooning supplies; I was on a mission for more oil bars.
If you've never used oil bars before you are missing a treat. They are expensive but once you dig into their buttery goodness you will be hooked.
They work like a crayon and like paint. You can draw with them. You can scoop them with a trowel. You can thin them with linseed and use a brush. They mix. They smear. They are full contact art. And they are dry within 3-4 days.
Check out the Winsor and Newton product page for more info.
The sketch shown above was created using cadmium yellow light, cadmium red dark, ultramarine and soft mixing white, with synthetic linseed as a diluent.