I usually work in a much more realistic style but I wanted to play a little bit more to balance things out. Charged with finding an animal that was already cute and another that most definitely wasn’t, I gave it a shot. Continue reading
There aren’t a lot of pictures out there of me. Not deliberately, it’s just I’m usually the one behind the camera. And I’ve only really attempted to sketch my own face once, the results so unrecognizable that I actually doubted my ability to draw humans. (Just kidding, those were pencil contour drawings from the workshop). Continue reading
If I were another person, I would say that I had gone through a printmaking phase about 10 years ago. I’ve had occasion to use the things that I learned at that time all across the board with other projects though so it never really felt like a phase. That being said, I still hadn’t been to the Martha Street Studio of the Manitoba Printmakers Association (hereby shortened to Martha Street) in many many years for anything other than watching the Under Pressure Steamroller Festival. Continue reading
I’ve had a long time love/hate relationship with coloured pencils. They were one of the most exciting things to be found on the school supply list but I knew I wasn’t really getting the most out of them. Continue reading
My mother was a cake decorator, self-taught out of the backs of Wilton yearbooks. She used mostly store-bought icing because it was the seventies and she charged hard at convenience cooking. Store-bought, tub icing, for those that have never attempted, is crazy difficult to pipe with. I find it really fussy. Continue reading
Just another test run for an upcoming project. I think I’ve got to go for a little more contrast between the pale ecru and the beige of the pierogy, it’s not quite right yet. The sunset fabric will work for the bacon but I’m going to have to be really fussy about placement because the big piece in the front still looks raw!
Step 1, I guess. I was messing about with random foundation piecing and scraps of fabric left over from other projects. I’ll do the quilting tomorrow and see if I want to play with more embellishment. There are a few floating bars in there that I want to emphasize. They were a surprise that sprung from sewing a layer on backwards. I wish I could say that it only happened once!