Monday, August 4, 2014
Since I haven't posted for awhile I thought I'd just include some Summer sketches from my sketchbook. Most of these are drawings with some watercolor added, others are just plain pen and ink, usually Pitt pens in black or brunt sienna.
The paint box is my new fav. Great metal palette with 12 half pans of paint from Schminke and twelve empty pans to add some of your other favorite colors. On sale from Wet Paint. Nice, small palette to add to your travel kit.
Friday, May 30, 2014
The main fabric is African vintage indigo dyed cotton, handwoven in strips on a backstrap loom and hand stitched together. I then added some running stitches after cutting the fabric for the jacket. The pocket decorations are old (vintage - 30 - 50 years old?? or more??) from Thailand, cut from old, damaged fabrics, and the trim fabric is printed cotton (new) from my local quilting store.
This was fun to make, but I did quite a bit of various hand stitching on it and it ended up being a lot more work than I originally thought it would. Oh well! I'm happy with it and will enjoy wearing it this next week at the retreat.
I'll report on the retreat when I return. New creative ideas, friends, scenery. What could be better?
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
collinsstudio: I've finally finished the hand painted vest I star...: I've finally finished the hand painted vest I started at the retreat in Santa Barbara. This is it below. Now on to the next project. ...