Saturday, November 15, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
|September Junk Mail Book - Cover|
It occurred to me that there are certain things that appear here in New Hampshire in great numbers in late summer and wouldn't it be fun to put them all in a Junk Mail Book?
Some time in August great numbers of large blue dragonflies show up to patrol our backyard. They last into September and are accompanied by smaller reddish ones. Bats often appear at dusk toward the end of summer too, although sadly, we have fewer and fewer as the colonies are being decimated by a mysterious virus. I like bats.
Goldenrod is plentiful. And wooly bear caterpillars abound. Some other late summer/September sightings are: sunflowers, blue jays, tomatoes, mixed flocks of warblers, skeins of geese, kettles of hawks, New England asters, and mushrooms. The turkeys tend to flock up at this time of year. I see them along the roadside as I travel, especially on the back roads.
I may have to add some pages!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
|So far my favorite teacup. |
Royal Albert - 1900's Regency Blue
|Royal Albert - 1910's Duchess|
Liz's class has been my favorite so far. I've learned SO much from her. She demonstrated how to look at the underlying structure of whatever you are drawing from a teacup to a building.
|Royal Albert - 1940's English Chintz|
|Royal Albert - 1930's Polka Rose|
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Daniel Smith catalog (October 2010 - I looked it up) by Molly Hashimoto, who, among other things, tints block prints with watercolor. I got all jazzed by her beautiful work and set out to do the same. I carved a block and pulled a bunch of prints and then I was drawn away by other projects. I never forgot those prints though.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Kate Johnson called "Ink and Wash Mini Class". We experimented with all sorts of pens and inks and added watercolor wash and ink wash. It was great fun, but for some reason I set the ballpoint pens aside and worked mostly with felt tip pens. Just recently I picked up a ballpoint pen and did this bunch of radishes and it was great fun. I have a collection of colored ballpoint pens (I admit to being addicted to buying pens, well, art supplies in general, and I accumulated a "few" for the class), some of which are waterproof and some not. I discovered you can get some nice effects with the less waterproof inks. Maybe tomorrow I will work with the water soluble pens and see what happens.