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Friday, January 13, 2012

Getting Back Into Creating

Even though most of this week is focused on the Younger Daughter and her friends, I've managed to work on a few new projects. Yesterday I did something a little different when I was doing some volunteer hours at the Leominster Art Center. Instead of taking along a sketchbook and pens, I took a piece of PDF fabric, and fabric markers. I spent my time doodling on the fabric.


I want to add some color to this. Not sure whether to color in the shapes, or just brush color over the top in an abstract way. Then what I'd like to do is applique something (not sure what) over the top. I do have trouble with layering, though, as I get too attached to the individual layers. That's why I'm not much into art journaling. This will be a struggle.


I finished my block of the month for the Quilter's Way project. Amazingly, there were no mistakes on this one! I managed to turn the block and the ruler in the right direction each time, and got the correct result.
 

I also pulled out some Harry Potter fabric that has been sitting around for a long time, waiting to be made into a donation quilt, and got started. At least one Harry Potter fanatic approves.


This weekend, I need to count up and catalog some UFO's, as my guild is starting a UFO finishing challenge. Could be scary, digging that deeply into the piles. I just might end up buried under a fabric avalanche. I hope your weekend is filled with excitement, of the not so scary kind. Have a great one!

9 comments:

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Karen, love the drawing, the quilt block and the Harry Potter quilt! I think the UFO challenge will be very therapeutic for you!

MGM

Jade said...

*squee*! Love the drawing of the bunnehs and the door. It makes you wonder: are they outside enjoying a snack before they have to go back in or are they inside thinking about going out to play?

The quilt block and HP quilt are awesome as well--you are far better at following directions than I; I think I would have given up on proper angles and whatnot well before finishing, and it would not look nearly so nice.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the drawing, the bunnies are so cute! The quilt is lovely too, I like the angles and the monochrome....

Michele Matucheski said...

Can't wait to see what else you do with your doodle/sketch on fabric. I love it already! So much going on. You really know how to tell a story and tie it all together!

bunnits said...

I love the bunnies in the drawing. Looking forward to the finished piece.

SixBunnies said...

Very nice! Love the drawing!

My sister had a sign in her sewing room "She who dies with the most fabric wins!"

Michelle May said...

You draw so well Karen! I can't wait to see what you do with that block!
Also love the black and white block. Fabulous job!

Lisa said...

Love that doodle. BUNNIES!!! And other stuff is cool too :)

Gina said...

Fun sketching on your fabric! I like you say that you get too attached to the layers ... I sometimes feel that but perhaps mine is more a fear that I'll take my piece backwards instead of forwards if I add another layer. PS I'm going to be learning some new doodling techniques soon as I get into the zentanlge book, thank you!!!(and of course for all the other wonderful goodies!)