Saturday, January 21, 2006

Art and more art






I've been doing a lot of different things lately. I haven't done my entry way for EDM (EveryDay Matters) but while I was waiting at the dentist's office, I did manage to sketch a little of their entry way...maybe this counts!

However, much to my dismay, I realized that the moleskine book I had gotten was not the sketch book and as you can see, the ink shows through from the other side.

So, Thursday, after spending part of the day with my dad and running him around for his errands, I stopped at the Dick Blick store on the way home. They didn't have any of the sketchbooks in the black cover but, at almost twice the price I could get one that supported the Van Gogh museum and was covered in lucious silk...well, the colors were absolutely wonderful...blue, gree, yellow, purple, orange, etc. Since I couldn't decide, I just had to get two for myself. Now I just have to decide if I want to carry around the purple one or the orange one.

And then the other day I was sketching in my regular sketchbook and did some blind contour drawings of my phone along with a pencil sketch. I haven't used pencil in forever and now I remember why...it seems so namby pamby (techinical term)














But, least you think that is all that I have accomplished, I did get my new quilt sandwiched and ready to start quilting...however, couldn't start because I had to finish a painting I had started.
So here is Angel in a Pear Tree.

And, then, here is the quilt sandwiched, ready to go and since I think I have finished the painting, I can start quilting!

10 comments:

Jen said...

Liz, I love your work always but am especially excited about this new quilt. Can't wait to see the quilting on it. And how do your manage the same style in your quilts and your painting? Both are fantastic.
Jen

Teri C said...

Great job on these sketches!! I love the quilt also. I am (I should say was as art has taken over my life) a quilter also and sure know how much work they are!

Robbin Neff said...

Dynamic! Wow! What more can I say. I loved it.

Louise said...

I understand namby pamby and words like that...make them up everyday because I can't come up with the right word when I need it!!! Oh dear, it's that senior moment thing. Love your new piece, it looks like I can put my hand right into it and it would disappear.
Louise

gerrie said...

Oooh, is the angel intentional or a happy accident?

Scrapmaker said...

Its amazing how spending time with various art mediums jump starts the creativity for the fiber art. I'm enjoying EM too, though I don't have time to read all the messages.
Love the new piece. Jen

arvindh said...

Absolutely stunning quilt work! Loved your sketches and paintings too. Looking forward to seeing more.

YankeeQuilter said...

I'm glad you treated yourself to the two new jounals/sketchbooks! It is interesting to see how you jmp from one medium to another (with wonderful results I may add!) Wish I was on the west coast for your class!

Siobhan

Elle said...

I just got a small Moleskin sketchbook recently and I love it.

Love the small disperse piece.

Desiree said...

Love your stuff, I read your blog often. I also am doing EDM but started a new blog to post sketches, seemed like too many things to have going on one blog. I only have 3 things posted but it appears as though I have alot to catch up on.I think your newest quilt is great. Check out the challenge for artful quilters on my blog.