"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Friday, January 30, 2009

Fun and easy tag

I was tagged by Chris to look in the 6th folder on my computer where I keep my pics and share the 6th photo in it with my blogging buddies and then tag some of you to do the same. I thought what fun lets see what I come up with.... knowing me I should have known that I would come up with rubbish. Well let me explain I am one of those people who goes through phases of collecting all sorts of things and sometimes I don't even know why I do it and collecting all sorts of birthday and other free gifs from the web was one of those phases I went through. I didn't think you would be interested in those gifs so I thought to myself well perhaps I will just go into my blog folder and select the 6th picture and I came up with this...... LOL! Ok so now I tag

Linda Flemming

Mary O

Sherry Goshan




Charcoal drawing

Yesterday we did a charcoal portrait. Again it was something very new for me. I found it messy but much easier to do. So I am a bit more pleased with this one however, it still doesn't look anything like the model lol!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Messy House

This is how my house has been looking for the past few months. But I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel finally. Hopefully I will be able to get my things in order in my craft room once it is redecorated. Until then I have to wait patiently.

Monday, January 26, 2009

First time..

My drawing skills are not great so I thought I needed to do something about it. Unfortunately all the beginners courses in the college were booked up by the time I decided that I will take a drawing course. So the only course that I could enroll myself in for the spring term was portrait drawing with charcoal. I really was thrown in in the deep end with this course. We had a live model and here I was, I didn't even know how to do measurements lol!. Everyone else were whizzing away with their portraits. On the first day I couldn't draw much. I spent my time learning to do measurements. This is what I got done on the second day. Now the portrait doesn't look anything close to the model lol! But at least I am beginning to understand the method of drawing a bit if nothing else. The model was difficult to do as she couldn't sit still. Poor lady must have been exhausted modeling the whole day that she kept nodding off or changing position. I found that drawing is very intensive when you have to do it by measurements when you are not used to doing it that way.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

To make it or not to make it.....

Today I just couldn't stand it any longer not doing any doll thing, so I rummaged around and found the body pieces and the head that I had sewn together some months ago. Looking at them again after a long time, I am wondering what on earth made me think that they were all in proportion. First of all I started with a complicated body pattern which now looks like an over stuffed sack. I don't like the head which is the only thing I can show you at the moment. I dare not show you the body as you all might think that I was going nuts sewing a body like that lol! Then I made one arm in two halves (don't ask me why I did that) I could have just done it in one whole piece. The only redeeming factor might be the legs which look like they are quite nicely shaped. I don't have enough of the same coloured fabric so I have the challenge of putting it all together by tweeking things here and there. But for now I will have to let her rest in peace still a little while then decide if I will make her up.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I have finally recovered from my jet lag plus all the sinus problems I had and I am now ready to blog. So first of all let me wish you a Very Happy New Year! I had a lovely time during Christmas and New Year period. Went to Sri Lanka to attend a wedding which was lovely. Here is a glimpse of the beautiful bride, beautiful flowers and a beautiful cake. It was great.
My brother's dog is a character. He loves human company and whenever I go he won't sit still
till I pet him first. Then he curles up next to me or anyone in the room and goes to sleep. Here he is sleeping between my feet. I tried to kick him to make him get up but he just wouldn't budge lol! Isn't he cute.


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