Saturday, October 29, 2016

Studio Saturday

First thing to catch my attention was the  cross body bag I designed-it went without a hitch for the most part.  I lost my head a few times but no major detours!
This is the last of the flamingo fat quarter;  I sure got my miles out of it! 
The back also gets a pocket now and I added my little label!
Very cool, if I do say so myself!
Next, I finished my latest homework for my art class.
This is a peek at Crescent Lake which we had to draw and paint.
I labored long and hard with the sky and water and loved what I could do. 
But I have learned a fatal lesson for this picture-when you mat it, you lose 2" around and I didn't factor that in.....you see how I lose my sky-my little bit of blue is cut out when I put the practice mat against the picture?!
I'm not sure what to do.
So I will wait and turn it in next Saturday and figure it out with the teacher. 
On to other more successful endeavors-I put the binding on the butterfly quilt and through it into the washer. 
I am enjoying the freedom I am experiencing at the frame.
It makes it so much more pleasurable! 
I went right to work on the rainbow quilt and have the binding all cut and on in no time. 
This sure gives your brain a color boost!
Wow!
Washed, dried and in the donation pile they go!

4 comments:

  1. You've had a very productive week. I love your cross-body bag and your painting is spot on. It's a shame about the mat, but the good news is ------ more paint, another canvas and you start all over again.

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  2. Cute bag! Love your picture.
    You know how I feel about the rainbows.... but those butterflies! Oh my! Soooooooooo pretty!

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  3. I HATED matting things when was in art school. I would cheat and glue my work on top of the board instead of cutting it out. Knives scare me.
    Your bag is adorable. Those flamingos really are perfect!

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  4. SO good that you are learning art/painting skills. I am so impressed! It is good to keep learning. Love the quilts

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