Thursday, September 18, 2014

Second Watercolour Lesson

The Bodlein Library, Oxford

My rough Sketch.
Sorry Can't flip it!  dang  This is the end result.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Learning to Waterclour

I have begged and pleaded an artist friend of mine to give me a little lesson in watercolours.  This one is my favorite, its wet on wet.

This one not my favorite but is wet on dry.  not bad for a first attempt.
This is my next project.  I know its quite a large undertaking but I can never do things halfway! hahaha!

I will atempt this a few times as I want to eventually give it to a friend for her upcoming birthday.  We have recently read a beautiful trilogy called A Discovery of Witches By Deborah Harkness in which an Oxford professor finds a lost manuscript in the BodleianLibrary in Oxford. Hence  the drawing. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cross Stitch and Petite Point

This a free pattern I found here.  I have worked on ivory linen with silk Splendor floss and backed with black raw silk.

This is a little Cameo I did on some antique linen, its petite point so the stitches are about 14 to the inch.  This cameo is about an inch and a half long.  Using a cream cotton Madiera Mouline' thread, a single strand.  The free pattern can be found here  it is a wonderful blog.