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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. 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Cross Stitch - London Tube Map

I must be on a roll as I also finished the London Underground Map.   Now this is far too big to be framed so I am thinking of making into a cushion cover.    I hope that doesn't take me a few more years!

Cross Stitch - F1 Ferrari Racing Car

Finally finished the F1 Ferrari Racing Car that my niece Amber asked me to make.    It only took a couple of years!   Cross stitch on black canvas is not that easy but I am pleased with outcome.