Filed under: Felting | Tags: arts, crafts, felting, handmade, sweater, Wool
Okay. I had a side project going that has NOTHING to do with printmaking…painting…drawing…etc. I was working on a crazy felted sweater. I JUST FINISHED IT. I was so excited, that I put it on, even though it is still DAMP! I’m so thrilled with it…even though I know that most people will ask me why I am wearing what looks to be just a big pile of yarn. Philistines! It’s wooly poetry… perhaps in an e.e.cummings sort of way. What do you think? Too crazy? Not crazy enough? I have no problem wearing this…I just wonder how many birds will be following me…trying to collect scaps for building their nest. Please excuse that I could not wait to photograph it tomorrow in daylight…so, here I am in the downstairs bathroom…
Filed under: Drawing, printmaking | Tags: abstract, art, Art book, book, drawing, goat, handmade, Pencil, portrait, printmaking, sketch, sketching, Visual Arts
So, I managed to get a bunch of stuff done before the weekend. I probably won’t get much time to work on stuff until next Tues. Yes, this stuff is “all over the map”. Think of it as a pu-pu platter of attempts.
I keep thinking that I need to make a more coherent set of things. Then, I get distracted and want to try something new. Thus, the randomness of it all.
I’m not going to post every day. While I’m still working on my 365 projects, I’m not going to barrage you with posts. It’s too exhausting for everyone…well, mostly me.
So, if any of you have some thoughts on this stuff, I’d love to hear it. Even if you tell me NOT to EVER do that again…at least I’ll have some feedback. Right now, I am kind of working in a bubble. I am trying to investigate ways to possibly get some feedback from people. So, until I figure that out, this is my forum for comments!
I’ll stop rambling now, as my hands are too cold to type, and just show you my stuff. I kind of like this one:
a detail of the above print:
another similar one…I like the colors, but the design is so-so:
this one was not good, and i couldn’t save it:
and a detail:
at last…something recognizable! no, it’s not me…:
And now for something completely different…a pencil drawing:
I liked this drawing, so I made a print of it:
And I made another little book! This one is about winter:
Whew! Okay, that’s it for this week. Seriously. Speaking of winter, my hands are so cold that I can barely type. We’re supposed to get snow this weekend too…brrrrr! Have a good weekend!
Thanks to my mother’s cousin (I believe), Ruth, in Australia, my felting today went MUCH better than yesterday. I mean MUUUUCH better. It’s smooth…the colors are nice…so, I haven’t lost faith in felting as a result. It might be the only way that I get some exercise, so maybe I should keep it up! Ruth provided me with some very helpful tips. I have seen her felting, which is lovely, so it was great to get her help.
Now that I’m doing printmaking…working with dyes…(more on that later), my hands are looking kind of gross. I mean, the edges of some of my fingernails are an odd bluish color. How gross is that? It’s so hard to get off. I always wonder if people think that I don’t bathe, or something, because my hands look so…colorful. Also, I always manage to cut myself in some way. Who knows. I know…that’s impossible to do from felting, so I must have done it when making dinner.