Monday, August 30, 2010

Spring is in the Air.




My first vase of freesias.







Saturday, August 28, 2010

Class with Gloria Loughman

Last Monday I spent the day doing a class with Gloria Loughman called "Colour Fusion".
I am not the best at picking colours as I have always been an Autumn toned person.
After going through my Batiks, I came up with a range of fabric that came close to autumn tones with a few extras thrown in. I still couldn't bring myself to go out on a limb and pick something that was not me.
Perhaps in time I might be able to achieve a colour range way out of my league.
eg purples.
Gloria showed us how to use a colour wheel, showing how opposites work and compatible shades of colour. It was her simple explanation and guide that finally made my brain register "now I understand how it works".

After cutting out strips with a curved edge, I layered them to try and form some sort of a pattern.

Gloria also demonstrated paintwork. In the class, we could work on a landscape, but I decided to go for the abstract type of wallhaging.

My final piece.
I am really pleased with it.
Many thanks Gloria for a wonderful day, you were so gracious and giving of your knowledge.
I look forward to doing another class with you.




Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tomorrow.

I am quite excited, as tomorrow, I am doing a class with Gloria Loughman.
Will tell you all about it later.

Friday, August 6, 2010

This Week.....

Achieved a few things this week.
The weather hasn't been the best, so sewing has been on the agenda
Made 4 ATC's for the "Leave It and Take It" wall at Houston
Found some stamps and used then to represent Australia.
Sewed another border for my Dear Hannah quilt.
Only 2 more to go with edging to sew on for the scallop border on the triangles.
Received my book in the mail for "The Notebook Project".
Have until the end of February 2011 to make a cover and entries into it.
Will be interesting, as I have never done anything like this before.
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*Bonus for the week, finally found the macro setting on my camera. It pays to read the instruction manual, even after you have had the camera for 4 years.*
Perhaps now my ATC photos will look a little sharper than the above ones.