Friday, 26 March 2010

Guild Day

Today was our Embroiderers Guild meeting.  I couldn't find my list of things I needed to join in the workshop so just remembered my note book.  A nice demonstration on fabric mounts and frames.

I did take along Arabesque, which is slowly getting there, now on the Trapunto part, but was busy chatting, looking at what others were doing and generally people watching which I find endlessly fascinating!

I arrived home and my book order arrived including The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workbook and sketchbook.  I have been toying with doodling again for some time and, as this is the workbook version, decided to buy it in the hope it will push me to concentrate a little.  I know Nina loves the original book and it was often out when I first started her pastel classes a few years ago.  We will see where it takes me.  I've always classed my self a a copyist rather than an artist.  Nina, several of the girls in the group and my old friend Caron can produce the most amazing artwork just off the top of their heads, I have to work from something.  I would make a good forger but not very often a spontaneous 'this is my work' type. Perhaps now is my time to develop this a little more and not be so het up when the result isn't a virtual photographic copy!

We're having dinner at the pub tonight, all of a 100 yard stagger home.  Mustn't forget the torch, it soooo dark out here a night, something that took a while to become used to but it's more than worth it on a clear night!


  1. I know the feeling of being a 'copyist' though I am just venturing back into the world of drawing again, and painting is completely new to me. I would love to know how you get on with the workbook - I saw the book itself on Amazon just last week.
    I had a look back through your posts (just found your blog today via a post you made on Danielle's blog), and I think your quilts are really wonderful, never seen any like them! Enjoy your meal and torchlit stagger home!!
    Best wishes
    (ps I also love hares!)

  2. Hi Dan, welcome. I bought my book with nectar points so a virtual freebie. First lesson, do a self portrait. No one is seeing that!! Good luck with your venture back in too.


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