Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Back to the Drawing Board, literally

I've been drawing with my Bernina lately and, while it's engaging, I see some glaring gaps in my skill level. I'm fine with what I image in my head, the "go to images" that I've repeated time and again. The NEW is another matter. Time to challenge myself to see with new eyes.

Last Thursday I began a drawing class. This photo is the first and last drawing of the day for each of the students. I especially enjoyed the critique process.

Then, being a real glutton for, just kidding. I signed up for Jane Davies "Scribble Collage" two day class. The punishment bit was that I was the "old dog" trying to learn new tricks....loads of new tricks in a very brief time frame. Yikes, it was mentally exhausting. I have to say the weekend class was a wonderful opportunity for me to work in a new, but related, medium: paper. Jane is a lively and very able teacher who inspired us all. Can't say enough good things about the class. I'm sure it will help me kick up my work a least that's my goal.

These are my results for the workshop. I'm thinking one can identify the Landscape...maybe the cruciform, which I modified to a "torii" form. I enjoyed the whole process from creating the variety of material to the layering.


  1. Looks like a great success. Bow-WOW! The collages are fabulous! The top left and middle are my standout favorites! Just wonderful!

  2. What a great way to challenge yourself -- they say that it's a good idea to take at least one class outside your chosen medium, because it helps to unlock your creativity. I think "they" were right -- these are wonderful!