NoBo First Friday Show

Tweet tweet!
Twitter? No.
Bluebirds? Yes!
Spring is right around the corner and my mind goes to spring! The thought of warm breezes and the sounds of birds chirping away!

In preparation for the NoBo First Friday Show tomorrow night, I’ve been working away on various forms of 2 and 3 dimensional collage.  Three bluebird canvases will be there with acrylic, ink, fabric, paper and embroidery! Here are a couple detail photos …

leaf detail

leaf detail

bluebird detail

bluebird detail

In addition, I’ve met a clothing designer named Melissa Bell who has generously given me  scraps of her  fabric!  From those, I’m making collage animals by combining her fabrics with mine and adding embroidery.  Each animal is from my original design.

Melissa holding some of my animals - some are complete, some are in process.

Melissa holding some of my animals – some are complete, some are in process.

Here is a link to the NoBo Show information:

http://bouldersource.com/featured-friends/nobo-first-friday/

 

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Conversation

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Ruf Ruf

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Cats on Rug with Clouds

imageHow much fun can so many cats have?

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Valentine Flowers

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Bringing You Up to Speed

imageDue to a slow internet connection, I now post ZaOD, Feb. 14, 2014

 

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Make Up Drawing

imageAs the days become busier, this artist finds she gets to create make up drawings. This one was very fun to draw! Inspiration? You will see where it came from in the next post.

 

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Expecting Company

imageThis drawing resulted from admiring the style of clothing from an episode of Downton Abbey.

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Houses and Flags

 

Houses and Flags

Houses and Flags

Tonight’s drawing brought about choices of what to put on the background to add depth.

The reference photo had many more table legs which I left out.  The dark value if the upper left feet and legs help to balance the dark area on the mid-left area of the composition.

 

 

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The Daily Sketch

At the beginning of January, I decided to take part in doing a daily sketch through The Artist Table. Almost every day I’ve been doing my daily sketch/drawing.
This is a photo of what I did last night. I used a photo from earlier this year as my reference.
My level of comfort in using a brush pen is increasing. The sketches/drawings I create are without the use of a pencil and eraser. In other words, every single mark I make with the brush pen is permanent, whether I like it or not. It’s a great way to look closer and be more determined and accepting of each stroke,
I also find a challenge in creating the marks to denote values and shadows. The interaction and play of patterns can be quite fun!

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