Here are my next 4 rows on eleonora’s stash buster blanket. I really struggled to pick colours, but i picked a purple wool I bought in India and then decided on a variegated wool for the bobbles. I’m really pleased with how it looks now and I think it gives me more optons for future colours.
This evening i had a bit of time after chilling out watching a film so i decided to put on paper what i had been thinking about for the next pictures in my draw every day book.
The first was an aerial view of a tidy French garden. I found a picture online, i think of Versailles, and was taken by the pattern in the hedges and pathways. I found it odd that the pattern wasn’t symmetrical as i think it might be in an English knot garden? But i loved how the pathways were also part of the design. Seeing as most of the drawing would be green i decided to take my lesson from yesterday and go multicoloured.
Here i realised the issue with blogging… That i feel the need to post stuff even if I’m not happy with it! But it could be worse. I’m glad i did the different colours (i started with orange and purple in honour of Benjamin!). I’m not so happy that my paths aren’t neat like the photo. In the photo they’re very even widths, which they’re not in my drawing. But i do like the different colours and how they make me think of an abstract piece of art.
Having decided i wasn’t impressed with that i moved on to the next picture… A bunch of lavender.
I’m not overly keen on the stalks, but i enjoyed ‘stamping’ with the brush tips to get the buds of lavender and playing around with putting other colours under the purple to get different shades. I definitely think the blues worked better than the pink!
And that’s me for today! I’m pleased my blog has motivated me to be creative when otherwise i might have just sat and read my book, but I’m also rather amazed (and a bit freaked out!) that when i arrived at church wearing my infinity/mobius scarf people were greeting me with ‘ooh, is this the scarf?’! (not everyone actually went ooh!). I didn’t think anyone would really read this, and i’m grateful that some people actually are!
Well this is not exactly my normal thing but i figure it was creative, so I’ll include it here.
It’s not all my colouring! I spent a happy half hour this afternoon with a lovely 3 year old called Benjamin, and together we decided on colours for different things. I loved how he decided that we should colour the tractor in purple and orange so that it was both our favourite colours!
What i found creative and i guess educational for me was playing around with colours. He wasn’t bound by what colours things ‘should’ be, but what colours he liked, or what colours we hadn’t used yet from the selection of crayons we had. I loved the multicoloured effect we ended up with, and i loved the collaborative effect, especially when we drew lines down the middle of some things so we could colour half each in our colour. Maybe I’ll try playing around with colours in the next thing i draw…. We’ll see!