Sunday, August 3, 2008

Moving along

The post op complications are nearly resolved and I am feeling much, much better. Thanks to everyone who sent good wishes. I am finally back to eating a normal diet, and my energy level is gradually improving.

I was able to work on the second assignment of my color and design for art quilters' class. In this class we were to draw and color a rose, shading for definition. The line drawing was provided but we could do our own drawing if we chose. I elected to do my own...a hibiscus. The outlines are drawn with prismacolor pencils; the color and shading was done with crayola crayons....many layers of colors; and the edge outline of the flower was done with fabrico markers. This is the latest photo. The earlier one I submitted for instructor review, and she suggested deepening the shading and the color of the under layer of leaves. I did, and the photo below is the result.
I submitted this photo for review, and she says I'm almost done! I now need to add a little pure white to the highlights on the flower petals. After that, I should be done with it...assuming I don't screw it up! I have never had any formal art training, but have experimented a lot. And always, the hardest parts for me are 1) getting the shading right; and 2) finding that elusive (to me) line between enough, and too much.

I am really enjoying this class and the instructor is just great. I'll be glad to get this piece finished and start on the next lesson.

And, I couldn't leave you tonight without a photo of my art assistant, Harry. All together now...Awwww!

Have a great night!


  1. Oh Deb, your flower is stunning!! I would give you an A+ on your assignment!

    Hope you are 100% soon.

  2. I'm so glad you are feeling better! I think your Hibicus us awesome - I'm glad it's "almost deone"!

  3. You have done a wonderful, awesome, terrific bit of art on the hibiscus! Stunning!

  4. Glad you are on the mend, and dont forget, when in doubt, add more wine:)

  5. glad you are feeling better, now your flower is fantastic, I envy you I do not do that good with the your little assistant!!

  6. Hi Deb

    After reading my post on discharge dyeing Mary suggested I read both you and vicki's blogs - I just wanted to say say and Fiona is adorable!!

    and I love your furry snoopervisors too!!

    Glad you are feeling better



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