One Down, Nine to Go

….this painting took an unexpected turn

I knew that the painting that I started two days ago needed some changes but it changed drastically and now it’s almost unrecognizable from the original. I’m actually very happy with it and it will probably end up in my solo show at the end of June.

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Mindful Mark Making – Day 3

….really enjoying this very zen-like exercise of slow drawing

I’m a follower of Amy Maricle at Mindful Art Studio, amy@mindfulstudio.com. Every week she hosts a free workshop on slow drawing. I love the exercises and find that the mark making comes in handy with my paintings. Here are three exercises that I finished late last night.

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Light Up – Day 3

thanks to Becky B for hosting January Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/01/03/square-up-3/

On Day 3 for SquareUp I’m posting my ring light, one of my requested Christmas presents. I’ve discovered that during Zoom meetings I’m always sitting in the dark or I have shadows over my face. Not sure if this is an improvement because now I look very pale. Unfortunately I tend to get pale in the winter anyway but that’s life.

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Creativity Challenge – Day 3

….today I started a new crochet project

I’m more of a knitter but last year I decided I wanted to learn how to crochet. I took a class and discovered that I already had the basics down. After crocheting a few coffee cozies and dish clothes I stopped. Before I did that though I bought a pattern and yarn to make a shawl. It was suppose to be easy but every time I looked at it I couldn’t figure out the pattern. I’m very much a visual learner and I know that if somehow showed me how to start I’d be fine.

This week I came across a pattern for a very easy scarf that just uses double crochet. No problem…..until I started and I had a nagging feeling that I wasn’t doing it correctly. I went to the computer and a youtube video popped up and sure enough I was doing it incorrectly. Luckily I hadn’t done too many stitches and once I got going it was quite easy. The scarf is crocheted along the length so there are only 15 rows but I had to start with 223 chains. I’m just finishing my 4th row. It’s quite addictive and I’m sure I can finish in a few days. Here’s what it looks like so far.6D16C6ED-2B49-4976-883A-BF42BCC937BC

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Child’s Play

…Charlie O’Shields from Doodlewash calls colouring with paint child’s play

This is day three from Sketchbook Revival. Charlie O’Shield is trying to get us to tap into our inner child. First I sketched the flowers with my fountain pen and then I added watercolour. The goal was to use only three colours and vary the intensity with water to create a range of shades.fullsizeoutput-7790