Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fooling Around

As the dog days heat up and September looms ahead (well, at least for those of you educators and parents of school-aged kids), we are just fooling around at our house. Some work gets done, for sure, but we are all enjoying the weather and gearing up for a fabulous week in northern Michigan on Lake Huron. Yippee!

The kids and I have been playing our alphabet game and it varies from day to day. We shout out letter and see who can find them first. Or we hop through the whole alphabet. Or we only find the yellow letters, blue letters, etc. So fun! Next time it rains, we'll try out numbers. For the littlest one, we are just working on color recognition.

I hope you all are busy being creative out there. I am still sketching and just now started swatching for some very thick wool socks. (Yes, these are for you, honey.)

Stay on the path!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Still Sketching

So, my Sketch A Day project is STILL going, but slowly. Definitely not exactly a sketch a day; but I'm still doodling around here and there.

This one was just a little girl I had in my head for a while. Unfortunately, she didn't come out on paper just how I imagined her. Oh well.

This one is based on a story that my son likes to tell. It involves the forest, animals, nuts and a naughty crow that he has to threaten with his bow and arrow.

I've also been drawing dogs like crazy. Particularly the relationship between dogs and little boys. I have so many ideas in my head. This little guy is all over my sketchbook:
He's sort of like my springer spaniel. I think they look alike and have sort of the same attitude (yes, my little drawn doggie has attitude). You'll be seeing more of him.

So this is sort of random. Boy is taking dog out for a poop next to a confused-looking Tyrannosaurus Rex. There's a story in that one - care to take it on Jackamo or Watoosa?
So, I'm staying on the path ... are you?

Bagging It

I really have been on the craft path these past few weeks. This little tote was an inspiration from this style and the beauty of the fabric.

The star is reverse appliqué and was so much fun to do. I haven't done needlework in a while and it reminded me of the embroidery I used to do as a child. Back then, it was just made up drawings on fabric that I would follow with my needle. I need to find those...

Stay on the path!