Learning about Payne's Gray, angular brushes and water soluble crayons. I have to smile when I think about
trying to paint portraits without them. It would be like saying to a seamstress "you mean you were trying to sew without a seam ripper". This portrait was far less stressful. It's on watercolor paper rather than fabric so I am not sure what to do with it now. I will for sure scan onto fabric and perhaps try to frame her in some interesting way.
I like to add a new Christmas tree to our holiday decorations each year and this year it is this hand made tree I got on Etsy . I have bought a few items from Middleburg over the last couple of years and they have all been splendid. I change them out through the seasons.
Just a little simple hand stitching. My creative energy is moving away from bright colors and larger pieces as in my art quilts. I have been gathering paler, neutral colors but still batiks which I have been eager to start using. The hand stitching projects will probably end up in art journals of mine and those I create for resale. I will also be exploring more machine stitching such as words, flowers, hearts, stars, wings maybe even bird cages, houses and windows.