Monday, May 29, 2017

Do More Art PROJECT ~(^.^~) *May*

Post 501 if it matters to anyone but me :). I am proud of that even if it has taken me six years to get here.

Welcome to my blog!

My goals for this month were: I need to design some labels for my label bags and I want to complete or at least get the backing for my first big weaving project done.

The labels were the easiest of course since that is computer work. I ended up with something very simple:
Address label with line-drawing Rose

The weaving took a lot longer but I expected it to as I had set the size of the frame to 9" x 12" and the background yarn was only a medium weight.

Half way done the backing

The back is now complete

The design elements
I chose the Autumn colour scheme because I was born in October and I love those colours. The design yarns are also in that colour scheme. Though the green has the most texture, orange and black and red and brown are also in there.

This is what it looks like today:

Design in Progress
I do not have an image in mind it is all done without forethought. I think it looks cool but others my feel differently. I am about half way through my tub of design elements so this is the design half done. :)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

My favourite picture of the month April

The Professor with two of our grandchildren
This was the first time they had ever sat on his knee. Up until now they were very wary of him as they saw him seldom. This and the paintings made this Easter extra special for me!

The first green I saw this year
This stump is outside my window and I was so happy to see green after so many months of grey and white.

Something that made me happy in April!

This year I took charge of the Easter celebration with my daughter because I had a plan I wanted to carry out.

For the meal I brought a huge meal deal from KFC
20 pc with two salads french fries and gravy. It was a big hit!


The next thing I did was pull out paint, brushes and canvases and asked each child to make me a painting to hang on my wall as a keepsake.

The Tools
The Results
Now all I need to do is get them hung!. I have paintings from the older two and will be adding them as well. I think the oldest girl (4) shows the most promise but the baby girl is too young to know yet, The boys all went for abstracts of the three of them I am torn as to which shows the most promise. I am not good with abstracts

I have my keepsake and my grandchildren had a good time what more can one ask for!