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Friday, 30 October 2015

Cross Stitch - La Casa de Manuel

On a recent visit to Spain I was reminded of the picture I designed and stitched for late sister-in-law's father.   He always wanted a picture that included his name so I made a picture that also showed the house, land, animals not forgetting his tractor too. 

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Sketching in New Malden

As part of the New Malden Arts Festival, yesterday it was a morning called "Paint the town Red".   Basically it meant registering at the Malden Centre and then going off to the High Street to draw, paint, sketch, then return with your image.  

This was mine, drawn in pencil, The New Malden War Memorial. 

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Drawing with watercolour pencils

I had a few days in Boscombe at the Boscombe Spa Hotel as part of the Art Holidays in Dorset.  The accommodation, hospitality and food were really good. 

We met our tutor, Jonathan Newey, on the afternoon of day one where we discussed equipment and what the next couple of days would entail. 

On the first day we used the watercolour pencils on cartridge paper. 

On the second day we used the watercolour pencils on watercolour paper.  We did the drawing then added the colour and used a brush and water to change the effect of the pencils to more of a watercolour painting.  
In the afternoon we went on location to Tuckton, no water used this time. 
On the last morning we did pen and wash picture again using the watercolour pencils. 

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Drawing continues..............

More drawings from at course at the City Lit.

Cross stitch - Legs and Shoes

I have just finished this cross stitch and I am getting it framed for a friend of mine.   I just love it. 

Monday, 6 July 2015

Cross Stitch - Anchors Aweigh

I made this picture several years ago for a friend, I had forgotten all about it until I visited her recently.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Cushion covers

I have learnt how to use my sewing machine and with the guidance of some online help from http://tinysidekick.com/how-to-make-a-zippered-pillow-cover/ I made my first cushion cover.  Feeling very proud.

After this success I made two more cushions for my sofa.
I think there could be more to come.