Monday, February 9, 2009

Busy week

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.


Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

Thank your stepson for protecting our freedom when he arrives and again when he leaves.

Norma Schlager said...

I really like the black and white! Funny thing is that I have so many gorgeous b & w that I hardly ever use, but just had to have.
Enjoy your time with your stepson. I can only imagine how hard it must be to have someone over there.