Some Crafty Goodness
Here is a bit of creativity that I've been up to.
Remember the Christy Tomlinson She Art Workshop that I enjoyed so much?
Well, I found a book that had a little "different" type of girl, so I though I'd give it a try, because it's tests my drawing skills a bit.
Here you learn to practice drawing your girl on a grid and giving her some "attitude" with the way you draw her.
I still need lots of practice with this, but it was really fun!
After you draw the grid and sketch your girl, you copy it on to tracing paper so then you can position your tracing paper design over book paper, pattern paper, or designer papers of your choice and then cut it out.
Creating a background is your choice.
I used the sponge look here and the one above I just tore strips of different papers and collaged them to the canvas.
This one is a smaller canvas that I made for a friend.
She loves Happy Hour!
I'm also taking a class at our local JoAnn's.
It's a Tatting class.
Have you seen this art before?
I know it's been around for years, but I was never around anyone that did this, so I thought it might be fun to learn.
This book is helpful and comes with a DVD, but I found that the one on one in the classroom is a better way for me to learn.
It's only 2 classes, but at least it's given me a start.
There are also lots of videos on YouTube that's helpful once you get the basics down.
So, here you go, I'm talking basics, but I was proud at what I've learned so far, so maybe with a little practice I can do something that's on the cover of that book. LOL!
Hope your week is going well.
I'm having a better week.
Sometimes the stressful part is that part leading up to a decision...
once you decide what's best and make that decision it's easier to move forward don't you think?
I'm moving forward now. All is well.
See you soon,
My great aunt did tatting. She used a shuttle. I have her shuttle, but I was never able to sit long enough to learn anything about it, although she did teach me to crochet and knit during a two week vacation one year.
Now you are learning to do tattering! How cool! You are a natural at everything!!
How is your week going? I just finished work and will be off tomorrow!!
Tatting is a forgotten art and I'm glad it's being re-discovered. I crocheted thread doiles years ago, and I know how much work is involved in this delicate art making. Your on your way--wonderful results!
And your tatting looks pretty darn good too! I love how you are always trying out new things; it's so interesting to come here and see what you've got yourself into next.
I'm also glad to hear you are feeling better. Making big decisions and changes is never easy, and you are very brave to take them on!
Wishing you a very happy and crafty weekend!