The weather has been much too cold for me to go for a walk in the woods. Today was a blessing - over 30 degrees and not too windy. A special surprise watched me from the tree behind our barn.
Monday, January 31, 2022
Sunday, January 30, 2022
I've wanted to try eco printing with eucalyptus for some time now. After a wonderful podcast on FiberTalk, I decided to seek out eucalyptus. It doesn't grow here, but a trip to the florist department at HyVee found a bunch. I thought it was rather expensive, 11.00 for a small bundle. I am happy with my results and will continue looking for more. I would like larger leaves so that I can also do some stitching on the leaves.
Thursday, January 20, 2022
I couldn't bring myself to share my week 1 art. It is horrible. Maybe later...
Week 2 was much easier for me. We were to work in black and white gesso, creating a landscape. I didn't have black gesso so I used india ink instead. Also... I didn't do a landscape. Do I follow directions well? I guess not. The most important thing is that it was fun.
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Friday, January 14, 2022
I love this mural. Unfortunately the police were having a "conversation" with someone, right in front of the mural! I couldn't get some of the mural, as I didn't want to photograph the police cars and the woman. I did manage to get enough to share. I continue to be amazed at the beautiful work by street artists.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
I have a new appreciation for graffiti and street murals. I've taken pictures of eye catchy street art for years but now have learned to very much about it.
1 - graffiti is only done with spray paint.
2 - murals are a combination of spray and brush
3 - the art is to be quick - 4 or 5 days
4 - the Wynwood area in Miami is absolutely amazing!
I was instantly aware of the high energy around me. I can't even explain how pumped up I was looking at the different murals.
The murals done by Portuguese street artist, Vhils, uses explosives, chemicals and power tools to create his art. I was blown away...
Sunday, January 2, 2022
Before I go on a trip, I like to put little projects together to work on. I came across this pic while clearing the last trip's photos off my phone. Each goes into a baggie and is ready to work on when I have free time. They are light weight and easy to pack in my checked luggage. This trip was a cruise in the caribbean - such fresh alive colours! Now it is time to pack for Miami! I'm thinking, the same colours!