Thursday, March 6, 2014

An 'I am still behind' post

I guess I have to admit that I am just not going to catch up with my blog. I wish I did not make it such a big deal to just sit and write and post. I do much better with my Facebook posting since I don't write so much. I could do that here as well but that does not seem much like blogging. Yes, I have strange ideas about doing things the 'correct' way even when I am the one who decides what is 'correct'. So, admitting that I am not going to catch up on everything here I am going to just post photos (the best part anyway) and do some descriptions.
I have been doing a lot of non-felt art. It is too cold for me to want to get my hands wet. I think I also needed a break from it...or something. My winning that award for my color pencil drawing also gave me a boost to want to do more of that. I did this new piece.

I also have been doing a lot with my new pastels. Especially a lot of experimenting with different surfaces to paint on.

I took a one day workshop at the West Hartford Art League with  Frank Frederico since I had never taken any classes in using pastels. Here is a photo of Frank's demo piece.

 And my piece at the end of class.

I did more to it when I got home.

I did this piece after the work shop and I can see a difference.

I have done some fiber art in the form of stitching on a piece I made while visiting my friend Joei. I wanted to do an all white piece but I guess I could not resist adding some soft colors. I am not sure what it will become if anything. I am viewing it as a sampler since I am playing with new embroidery stitches. It is a fun thing to just pick away at, working along without any real plan. I will let you know if it ever tells me it is finished.


  1. I have to say I think your pastel paintings are better than your tutor's - you should teach the next class! ;o)

  2. I am not surprised at how beautifully you handle the pastels. As an oil and pastel painter, I found wool painting to be very similar -- although a totally different process. Your work is beautiful, I'm looking forward to meeting you in Madison this summer!

  3. Witam serdecznie, niezwykle atrakcyjne miejsce, rewelacyjny tekst, porywająco zaprezentowany, prawdopodobnie nie raz odwiedze twój blog, ponieważ naprawde nader mi się w tym miejscu u Ciebie podoba, pozdrawiam Sabina :)