I have been a bit slow getting into this as I have been snowed under with other projects but I have had to bite the bullet and put pencil (and glue) to paper and start.
I am only showing you a few of the things that I have done so far because most of it has been a lot of journaling --writing down the why's and wherefore's etc of what I wanted to achieve.
I have uploaded these photos back to front so you will have to either scroll down to the bottom and read up or just read on as is.
The second week is all about colour I have cut out a picture and pasted it in the middle of the page --surrounded it with paper cutouts of the colours that are in the picture and then chosen DMC threads in the same colours---
This is a page that I coloured with watercolours and then placed a scrunched up piece of cling wrap over it and let it dry--giving a page of fractured colour----
These are a couple of samples I did last year on Yupo-- done in watercolours and salt was added to create an interesting background.
In week one we were given a Van Gough picture to draw in black and white and then describe what stitch we would used to embroider it.
My only comment is that Van Gough would have nothing to fear from me if he were still alive today.
Another thing we had to do were some rubbings---these were done with a graphite pencil---the first page is rubbings of tree barks and concrete---
This page is rubbings of some of my mother's glass dishes that I inherited and the basket in my sewing room is the one in the top right hand corner.
When I first started this class I was a bit afraid that I would not be able to keep up with what I was meant to be doing but I really only have to in the end please myself --it is not a competition just a learning experience.
As I was looking for something today I discovered lots of note books where I have started to take notes and drawings of projects that I had been working on and not realised that I have in the past been doing just what this class is about --now I will be able to keep everything in the one place--so I have learned something already.