08 December 2006
05 December 2006
This is my small library of books and magazines. The internet is great for all the info you can surf through but there is nothing quite like looking through a book. I always knew they would come in useful, one I've had for about 15 years is now out of print but it was recommended on my Textile course.
This is one end of the room. When I'd finished putting the shelf you can see together I pulled it into my studio and guess what I backed myself into the corner with it, I finally managed to get out but I thought I was stuck for good.
And this is the other end. It could do with a good clean up I know.
This is my desk
this is my computer or it was until Blogger stopped uploading my images and I've come to the end of my hour here in the library but with luck I'll be able to get on again.
01 December 2006
24 November 2006
The one below is based on one of Gaudi's chimney pots in barcelona - my Tutor said " technically good – it is hard to achieve those diagonal lines and you have kept a good tension;"
And this one is based on a storyboard with photos of autumnal scenes "sample 2 is effective in its blending of colours and raised surface texture.
I really enjoyed weaving, I found it very soothing and look forward to doing more when I've got the time.
"You demonstrate an inventive use of materials, such as dishcloths, balsa wood etc"
"The smaller ‘blue/green’ sample is beautiful which has an almost jewel-like quality – the combination of yarns is very effective. The ‘telephone lead’ sample is fun and zany and the day-glo colours enhance this inventive choice of warp and weft. Susan, you have a real sensitivity towards soft, fluffy, highly textured yarns and this is apparent in your ‘purple’ sample with its raised centre panel. "
17 November 2006
This is a quick study of the top of the curtains in my studio done in drawing pen.
A pair of scissors done in pencil.
A pineapple done with watersoluble pen.
Munchkin pumkins in drawing pen.
A green pepper and aubergine in pencil.
Ink bottle in drawing pen.
A manequin in conte pastel.
10 November 2006
I'm not really in to contemporary art but I liked a few of the pieces in the exhibition. Though in my humble opinion some of the quality of the paintings left a lot to be desired, by that I mean how the paint was applied to the surface not the subjects.
Here's a few of the paintings I did like
When I first saw this one above I thought it was a photograph but when I looked closed I realised it is an oil painting.
I understood this one above straight away but the description at the side said some people didn't when they first saw it. What do you see?
07 November 2006
My first try with them - Rudbekia painted from a seed catalogue and below Parrot Tulips from a book on painting flowers.I set up a still life with these oranges and lemons and I took so long over it the fruit was starting to go mouldy.
31 October 2006
This is a made up study in pen and ink and watercolour.
This is one of my first painting when I started with acrylics from the book (Bathing Nudes by Jose M Parramon)
A male nude from the same book
My sister-in-law Ruth liked the female nude so much she wanted one for her dining room, but I don’t think somehow a nude looking down on them while eating would have been appropriate so I used the same pose but put a dress on the model and called it ‘Dressing for Dinner’. Ruth says she has it pride of place on her dining room wall.
This is how it is in my sketchbook
and this is how it looks when I reversed it.
17 October 2006
Shaz - I learnt how to use Photoshop on a Digital Imaging course I took a few years ago at my local Adult Education centre, unfortunately it's closed now but I was able to do quite a few computer courses over the years. It's amazing what can be done with Photoshop and I keep learning something new all the time, I've only scratched the surface of what it can do.
06 October 2006
29 September 2006
I can rembere this floral clock from when I was a kid in the 70's, back then though it was a real clock not just the flowers as it is now. I think we have an old black and white photo of it from the late 50's early 60's I'll root it out and post it soon.
26 September 2006
This is my last Project looking through a doorway. I must admit it looks a lot better in the photo but it's not turned out too bad! I think the door could be a bit smaller and the computer desk a bit bigger but I didn't want to put back sending it otherwise I would have done it again.
22 September 2006
12 September 2006
This is my second sample. I bought a telephone extension lead for £1 in Poundland and used it for the warp and the weft is plastic string also bought for £1, it has turned out better than I thought. It started to get rather hard on the fingers but I perservered. The light glows through it when held up so I think it could be used as part of a piece of art in the garden.
Close up of plastic weaving.