Everything I am stitching at the moment is either a secret or a commissioned piece...boring I know! However luckily I have clever friends. Monica bought her beautiful "Teaparty" quilt by Libby Richardson to show us at our last stitching evening.
I had my little old camera so it is not a great shot but I did take a close up of one of the blocks..
Isn't it gorgeous....Monica's stitching is so fine and beautiful. A pretty teacup, what's not to love!
Thanks for letting me share Monica x
Art piccies coming up so look away now if you are not interested.
I have been working on a piece for a few weeks now and I thought you might like to see it through it's varying stages....the subject is our resident possum Mum Poss. I have called it "The Downstairs Tenant". Mr R. has called her a lot worse but secretly I love her! Anyway! Firstly after taking a reference photo I do a freehand sketch....to make sure everything is where it should be before transferring it on to my drawing paper.
Had to make a bit of an eye adjustment, refine the nose with teacher's help and then we were away. After the transfer to the proper paper I put the first under layers on...hard work and lots of time.
Some details begin to be worked on like the ears and nose. Then the fur is begun....almost one at a time. To see which way the fur is going and where the light falls.
Burnishing over the top, more fur, more burnishing, adding darker details, more fur, some pastel for the background and finally some Whiskers (boy did I have the scary face on for those whiskers) and we're done........"Mum Poss"
I never realised that I was a 'details' person until I began these classes but I love working until I get it right.
The next candidate...a little meerkat standing guard is not however playing the game....many hours ahead I think and lots of annoying my teacher lol! She is so patient! Hopefully I can get it right eventually!
The other thing I want to share with you is a lovely quick little book I have just read. I am a big fan of Australian actor and writer William McInnes. If you are too you will enjoy this sweet book.
Lastly I am sending my love to my dear friend Diane and her family xxx
Namaste and Blessings,