With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to take you through some of the current projects that I have going. Remember this needlepoint project? Well I did finish it, but this photo is to show you the black and white color chart in the background. The color chart for this project "spoke to me". I thought that it would be fun to take this color chart and make a pen and ink drawing from it. So this is what I started on...not sure if it is done yet.
This turned out better than I had anticipated. If you are stumped for a design, or aren't one that can do drawings or doodles from your imagination, this just might be a good source of inspiration.
As much as I love to draw or do needle work in the living room while I watch television, there is a downside. I, being the spoiled child that I am, don't like to put my toys away. It doesn't take very long for a previously neat living room to start to appear less than straight...
The main thing that got this drawing frenzy started was a tutorial that showed an easy way to draw op art. Using the ideas presented in this tutorial, I came up with this...
It's not really an optical illusion, as the coils are supposed to look like they are moving in some fashion, but it was fun to work on...for a while. After working on it several nights in a row, I was bored with it and went on to something else.
That something else is often called impossible art. It's a form of optical trickery that makes your brain kick into overdrive. I'm all about the brain and visuals, so this was right up my alley. You may think it is a bit confusing to look at, you should try to draw it. Even with a sample to go by, it is almost impossible to get your brain to "switch over" while drawing these illusion.
The tuning fork was almost impossible to draw. Not impossible in a "drive you crazy" way, but impossible in a "I know I can do this" way. There are lots of illusion art out there. I'm sure you have seen the sidewalk art that is illusionary, but have you seen the art done on a rooftop that looks like giant spiders...
here and see how it looks from the rooftop instead of above. It's very interesting. Please check it out.
Now I know that my skills in illusionary art don't compare, but it's fun to dabble in. There is something called impossible architecture that is a bit easier to draw. I came us with this one...
When I wasn't making myself crazy with op art, I was cutting out slacks...and making rice bags.
I tried five times to get blogger to accept this picture in the direction that it was taken, but to no avail. Please humor me and tilt your head to the left to see what a rice bag made from monkey flannel looks like. Hubby loves monkey art and he picked this fabric.
The pants and the rice bags were made downstairs in my basement on my Bernina and seams are pressed open in the laundry room.
Well, I suppose that is it for now. A blog post that should have taken about an hour took four hours. Recently blogger changed things and if I turn my camera when taking the picture (an old habit from my 35mm SLR days) it requires tons of photo program work to get the photo to load correctly.
Hope everyone has a great week and stays (or gets) creative. We'll talk soon. Take care.