Monday, February 9, 2009
Last week flew by. I signed up for another online class with Pamela Allen. This one is called Still Life is Boring NOT. I figured there was still a lot I could learn from Pamela. I am not disappointed. I am learning basic art principles and that will always help me. We started with the requisite black and white piece. I am happy with the way it is turning out. I have most of the stitching still left to do. This weeks assignment is to use muted, grayed out colors that had stripes and such on them. HA... like I owned any! I had to make a run down to my local quilt shop (OK, so I am contributing to the local economy) and pick up a selection of fat quarters.
This one I am not as happy with. It looks like a bad take off of a Matisse. Now of course if this had been a signed Matisse and it was hanging in my house, I would be in love with it. Go figure. None of the stitching is done on this. I plan on doing mostly machine stitching except for the hanging plant that will be in the bowl on the shelf.... what shelf you ask? Yep, this is a bit more abstract than I would like. Pamela likes it.... so maybe I will send it to her when it is done.
Next week my stepson arrives for a visit. He will be on leave from his 2nd tour of duty in Iraq. The 2 weeks total he will be home will be the only 2 weeks we sleep well till he gets out.
Back to stitching my black and white still life.