Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A little time for work

Finally! I was able to carve out a little time to play with my colors. I got some new pastel paper called PastelMat and wanted to try it out. It is a slightly velvety surface, but does not have a deep a nap as velour paper. So far, I really like it. This is not a terribly involved piece, but I wanted a stylized flower in a vase. I wasn't going for highly detailed and realistic. This little piece just might work for a 4-hour retreat class or if I make it smaller it could be a make-it-take-it, perhaps. The piece is about 7x10.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Move is over--finally!

The never-ending-move is done! Everything is in one place. Now the unpacking begins. That is every bit as bad as the packing becasue we have moved to what we call "The Itty-bitty house" Still, I hope to be back to work in my studio soon. Especially, if Miss Windy keeps helping with the unpacking!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Best Laid Plans

My student came today and we worked together on a couple of different projects. I need to come up with a make-it-take-it to be taught in December. I worked on this little piece and thought perhaps it could be done in 2 hours. Well, I was wrong. There is much too much for students to accomplish in 2 hours. So it is back to the think tank. Still, this was a fun little piece to work on. It is done in pastel on velour paper. The size is 8x10. I think it could be a nice 4-hour class at a retreat.