I saw this bubble making gentleman on the street at the weekend. He actually had a smiley face on the back of his tshirt too.
I tried out a new technique that I haven't really tried before. I've used inks before but not as a way of colouring. I've been experimenting with ways of making comic strips for a while now and I'm very pleased with this way. I'm going to try more soon.
I spent last weekend making my desk area a more attractive space to work, after reading this article. So this weekend I had time to work on some new drawings I've been wanted to start.
Who needs a light box when you have a window : )
The drawings are about clothing and dressing and undressing. I wanted to try out ways of representing fabrics in my drawings. And I've been wanting to introduce more collage to my work for a while. My clothes are very colourful and often patterned too so they make an enjoyable subject for me.
A hand stitched pouch I have made for my friend, Laura.
She requested a new handmade pouch,
(showing me the worn out pouch she had been using).
Of course I was much obliged.
Laura likes Japanese things
and her room is full of beautiful objects from when she lived in Japan.
I used this beautiful shibori fabric which was made by Joanie.
The blue floral bias binding, and the green trim, are Liberty of London and I bought them in Paris. The cardinal button is from a shop in a little town in Illinois, America. I've been saving it for years. It was perfect for this project ( I like it when that happens!)
The red floral bias binding was a gift, i think it came with an order from Melissa
I stitched the whole thing by hand. I like the way it isn't perfect, the way the hand stitching creates irregularities.
I printed the fabric which I used for the lining with one of my hand carved stamps.
ps. Laura is a wonderful musician and I would highly recommend listening to her beautiful songs.
I'm on a weeks holiday in Southern Spain and it's given me time to do some sewing. I've made two pouches, which I look forward to sharing when I get back. Nothing quite like being able to do a bit of stitching in the sunshine. Especially in February! I do find the sunshine helps so much in refreshing creativity. Tonight I started drawing in a small sketchbook which I made for my trip.