Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Colorful Fall and Klimt

Thus far I like this years Fall! The weather has been very soft and yesterday I could even walk outside with bare arms! 
Here are some photos I took last week.

One morning I woke up and my bedroom was all pink lighted by the sun. 
Some Fly Agarics along the road I take every day for my 30 minute walk.
Not sure what these are called. They look like Lawyer's wigs to me.

I've also finished the pen drawing for Suzi's class.
Remember this drawing with Ganesha?
Well, it now looks like this:
I got inspired by Gustav Klimt! 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Working in my Soul Garden Journal

I did some more work on my "I Procrastinate" page. I just added some doodling with a silver uni posca. 

I've also started on the next assignment for Suzi's class: drawing with an ordinary pen. When I was reading a magazine I was drawn to an image of Ganesha and I just had to draw it! There are going to be a lot of flowers around his figure and maybe some birds or butterflies.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I've been busy!

You know what, I've already finished embroidering the owl with the Bayeux stitch that I brought home from my little trip to Normandy! At first I thought it would be my Winter project but once I started with it I just couldn't stop!
I can't show you any pictures yet of the totally finished owl because I have to iron it first, but here are some pictures of the work in progress and the different steps of how to make the Bayeux stitch.

First layer:

Second layer:

Third layer:

Because I loved using the Bayeux stitch and because there's still plenty of embroidering thread left from this owl, I'm going to make another piece using a pattern I will design myself. Not sure yet what it's going to be!

And today I finished making a new door for my shed. The old one fell apart when I was in Normandy and a neighbor took care of my cat. It was quit some work but with the help of my dad's tools (and perhaps his guidance from above!) I made a door that I'm proud off!

The old door!

The new door!
 I had to make a new hole and used my dad's chisels.

I also made a page in my Soul Garden journal. I think I'm going to work on it a little bit more but I'll show it anyway. This is for Suzi's class: Soul Garden.