Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Some Bunny Loves Me picture quilt

Was in studio for 2hrs & 15mins today, in the afternoon! I decided whether I do anything or not I was going to be in the studio during that time. I drew a practice drawing and moved my drawing table in the opposite direction so I can look into the studio
instead of at a corner of the room. I have decided I need a another drawing table so working on that.

Last night I began my goddaughter's baby boy quilt, this will be ongoing until I finish it up.

Tonight was the Baby quilt challenge at our quilting guild, there were 8 quilts presented in the challenge. The categories for entries was best boy, best girl and best overall. I won the best over all, I am thankful and glad it is going to a precious baby at the NICU. The other quilts were more traditional compared to mine but so cute and well done. Over all was a great representation of the great quilters we have in the guild, we have 17 members at this time, in past we've been up past the 60's. Hope it will grow more soon.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

#1 practice portrait

Here is my 1st practice portrait out of 200+planned. I used an acrylic olive green gesso underpainting doing a notan then used 2 slim Winsor&Newton oil bars: French ultramarine Blue and Raw Umber. It captured the essence of the photo but not exactly what I really wanted to happen. Did not like this medium at all, too oily, less control and takes a long time to dry. It was interesting and enjoyable practicing.

No time in the studio for the last 2 days been doing other things. I really want to get my sleep and wake schedule to work better for me so I put out another petition(prayer) to God the Father thru Jesus. I know He is working things out and I need to trust Him to do His work and for me to do what I need to do with Him.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Announcement: Little Michael Noah was born

Biggest news today! My goddaughter had her 1st baby! We are so happy! praying mother, child, father and grandparents and great grandparents get their rest now! They are all truly rejoicing. God bless them all.

I painted my 1st practice portrait last night but it is too wet to scan so will be posting it once it is dry. This is going to be an interesting challenge for me.