I always feel like creating with textiles in the fall. This week I cut out leaf shapes in felt, and embroidered and beaded them. The MO Conservation Education Dept saw them, and...well, I am now doing a class on making them in the spring of next year. I am already designing a template for a variety of leaves...tulip poplar, dogwood and oak. And because the class is in March, I am going to choose yellow, acid green, and kelly green for the felt colors. Fun!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I am weirded out by this grouse...really, I am not sure what is wrong with it, but I love the colors that I chose. It is the shape of the neck that bothers me. However, I vowed to put even the bad drawings onto my blog, so that you all can laugh at them, and remind me that everything doesn't have to come out perfect...we learn from the bad ones, not the good ones!
Posted by Rose Altom at 2:34 PM
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The latest in the series of left leaners...while the photo of this one didn't come out quite true to form, the original was stunning! I was very pleased with the colors, the linework, and the curvature of the apple. I think the angle of the camera was off a bit, because it is more oval than this...anyway, this really shows my attitude. I am happier today, so I chose colors to reflect that.
Posted by Rose Altom at 2:30 PM
Monday, November 11, 2013
I am really pleased with this pear. I used a scribble technique that I don't normally use, and it gave it a bit more life and dimension than I usually get. I wanted to convey the age and decay that was developing with it. The fate of the pear? Juiced along with a small beet and a stalk of celery for a yummy, healthy drink!
Posted by Rose Altom at 2:24 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013
I was working on a series of fruits and veggies, just to keep my hand in with color inks, and I noticed a funny thing...I always arrange them leaning to the left with a slightly right lightsource. Weird! Is it because I am left handed? Hmm...
Posted by Rose Altom at 2:19 PM
Saturday, November 9, 2013
This sketch just goes to show you...ALWAYS use a good quality paper! I was going along just fine with my budget sketchbook, and the ink bled into the eye in the wrong spot, virtually erasing the white paper that I had left for the highlight. I was disappointed in the sketch and frustrated with the choices that I made to use that particular ink on that particular paper. RATS!
Posted by Rose Altom at 2:14 PM
Friday, November 8, 2013
I am back after a nasty bout of flu. I thought I would refresh my sketches with a sweet puppy face. For some reason, when left to my own devices, I like to draw one eye...usually the left side, and abstract the rest of the face. I do so for no conscious reason...do I need therapy?!
Posted by Rose Altom at 2:10 PM