Thursday, August 19, 2010

What I've Been Doing

I have been drawing and feeling creativity return the last couple of days as the temperatures cool and I can breathe again. Fall feels like it is in the air and I am rejoicing that a change of season is coming.

This drawing is a sunflower. I love drawing them with their long orange- yellow sloop-y leaves and their rumply brown velvet centers.

This is a piece where I let my mind wander while watching television and drew as an after thought just to see where the adventure took me. I think it is rather like a flowering globe with a river of butter running through it.

This is piece of freeform embroidery and other stitch work done on wool felt. I do not draw a sketch of what I am going to do prior to just sitting down and beginning. No drawing on the felt either, I just start cutting pieces out. It's a bit like an out of body experience as I never know where I will be led.

I am glad for the cooler temperatures we are having today and it was exceptionally pleasant to wake up to rain! Delicious, inspiring, lovely rain! I know everyone is supposed to love summer but for me, I just want to get through the hot days of August when everything is the same shade of dried up across the landscape and I just long to breathe in moisture laden air.Fall is around the corner and I can hardly wait.

1 comment:

Jennifer Baker said...

I live the sunflower drawing. i can envision it quilted and beaded.