Sunday, March 16, 2008

Spring break and Art

This is our spring break week, and I am going to enjoy it. I plan to stitch, draw, and paint, with maybe a little housework thrown in here and there, MAYBE. :o) Megan is going to Lexington KY to visit the University of Kentucky. That is where she has decided she wants to go once she has her AA from Hinds. A part of me is jealous, because I would love to go there and work on a fine arts degree. They have a fabulous art department. :o) But I am happy for her, and I hope her visit goes well. In the meantime, I will get to babysit rats and rabbit.

two of the girls - Pepper and Pipsqueak

one of the hairless boys

visiting bunny - I promise she's just sleeping and not dead :o)

Megan, Billy and I went and played golf frisbee Friday afternoon. I had never heard of such a thing! But Mark informed me it was an old game; he used to play it when he was a teenager. Just goes to show you what's been missing from my life! LOL But it was a lot of fun, and Billy was very patient with Megan and my attempts to throw the frisbee. LOL

We are working on ink washes in my drawing class, and I am enjoying working in this media. It's not easy, and I'm far from having any control of it, but it is fun. :o) This morning I went to the park and did an ink wash of the bradford pears that are in bloom. They are so pretty, with their white flowers contrasting with the dark trunk and branches peaking through. Here is a picture of my piece from this morning.


Here are a couple of my other ink washes that I did during various classes.



We have done a variety of things in my design class, all in black and white tones. Here are a couple of pieces from that class.

This first piece is a drawing I made from a collage. I found the picture of the bones, and I worked and worked until I found a composition that worked for them. :o)


And this piece is an ink drawing. We had to form our picture using letters instead of lines. This was an exercise in texture. I made a B on it because I got the horse too black - you can't see any texture in him. But I don't care, I like the way this looks, and I am going to frame it when the class is over.


I'm off to stitch now - I am almost through with To The Acorn, and I am determined to get it done!

1 comment:

Rissa said...

Wow, you have been a BUSY girl! Love the artwork. The horse looks cool, I would like to see him in person one day. :-)