Sunday, August 20, 2017

A Rose Drawing, Ready for Coloring


I started out cutting & pasting photos from magazines and such into my bible, I still do.
This page shows that I actually can draw things.  The rose was drawn with a purple ballpoint pen, I was in a very purple stage back then.  At some point I will color this page in, possibly with water colors.

Please ignore the pink edges, they really are the white of the page, I had to play with the color contrast to get the drawing to show up well.

Does the photo look odd next to the drawing of the rose?  Or vice versa?  Oh, well, once it is colored in perhaps it won't look so weird.  I kind of think it looks like a rose has been pressed in my bible---but without being smushed.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lamb of God Miniature Bible Embroidery

I've completed another mini bible cover.

This one has the Lamb of God on the front, his wool of made of silk French knots.


The back has white silk lilies of the valley in keeping with the spring theme.
I also used gold & silver metallic thread and cotton thread.

I have another planned and it will be all white with some beading.  Something suitable for a wedding.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Don't Know What to Draw? Try Zentangles



Sometimes I wasn't sure of how to express what the words were saying.  Then I fell back on doodles, or what is now known as Zentangles.  It was a fairly mindless way to decorate the page while I was paying attention to the sermons.

As usual, I used an extra fine ballpoint pen and colored the design with prismacolor colored pencils.  I outlined the box with gold metallic pen.

Remember this was done about 25-30 years ago and the range of art supplies I could afford and what were available to me were limited.  I also worked on these in church during the hour long sermons so it had to be quiet and not messy.

If your children have trouble staying still during church, why not let them make drawings of what they hear or see, even in a blank journal.  Lots of people are like me and need something to keep their hands busy or they don't take anything into head, we're called visual learners now.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Just Not Right Thursday


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