Thursday, June 22, 2017

Nuages 2

Here's my second Nuages quilt.
It's name is "Eclaircie".
Here are two details.

My sewing machine is having some trouble with quilting again. I begin to wonder if my walking foot isn't worn out, because the machine works perfectly with regular stitching.
I might need to bring it to the doctor again.

It's been really hot here recently. Too hot for sewing, even too hot for drawing, except in the (very) early morning.
Tomorrow should be cooler fortunately.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Nuages 1

My new quilt is finished, I think.
I'm not sure it needs another layer of clouds finally.
I will let it live on the wall while I'm working on the second quilt, and we'll see how they both talk to each other.
Here's a detail...
And another one...
It's title might me "Incertitude", although I'm not sure of it (Ha, ha!)

I also did some fabric printing with a new thermal screen. I'm enjoying using my drawings for making screens.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April

The weather has not been that nice all the time. Actually, we even had a little snow two days ago!

I received my copies of the new Twelve by Twelve book yesterday. It's a small catalogue style book that we published mainly for ourselves as a souvenir of our Colorplay collection.
Look here, and here, and also here for more information and pictures.

My first "Nuages" quilt is almost finished.  But now I think I have to add another layer of clouds to it.
And, btw, here are some more lovely clouds above the North Sea...

It looks like I had some pictures ready for another blog post in March, and that I forgot to post them...
So, here they are...
 More drawing, some paper mono printing, and beautiful spring flowers...


Friday, March 10, 2017

March

I dyed a few pieces of fabric yesterday.
Some grey, and some black-blue-yellow. The paler greys could be skies.
I also threw in the dye-pot  a couple of small pieces on which I had played with sumi ink a long time ago. I suspect the fabric was not 100% cotton, because the dye didn't take as it should have.  I think I might cut them up and maybe embroider them. Or they might go on the ugly fabric pile! We'll see.
GD has been working again on her quilt, cutting fabric for flowers and a bird. I'm doing the fusing. Next session will be stitching.
The weather is much better today. Still a bit cool, but sunny.
I'm still drawing everyday, but that will be for another post.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

February

It is still cold here. Not freezing anymore, but still too cold for me.
(Those icy pictures were taken at the end of January I think.)
I'm so ready for spring!
There are some little crocus and daffodil shoots in the garden, but not many yet.
In the meantime, I am still playing in my sketchbooks, drawing faces. Trying to simplify as much as possible.
I also started to print fabric for my new quilts. I made three new thermal screens and a couple of freezer paper stencils. I plan to experiment more with these next week.
Hopefully, I'll be able to dye some fabric too.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Mid-January

 Already mid-January... We're having a little snow again these days. It's already the second time this year. The first time, it melted very quickly. But now, following the weather forecast, it should stay with us for at least a week.
These last days, I've been concentrating on drawing faces. I still have a lot to learn, but it's been a lot of fun.
I'm also working on my "Clouds" quilts. Well, not really working in fabric yet, but pondering, writing, sketching, printing... And also searching again my photo library...

 A few days ago, I took this picture of bird footprints on a frozen lake... Empreintes...
 This handsome fellow looked like frozen too...
He wasn't of course, but he let me approach close enough to take a couple of pictures before flying away.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Bonne Année!


December

Here's a quick summary of this month in the studio...
It looks like there was a little bit of everything... drawing, painting, printing, weaving, sewing, studying Japanese, ...
Actually, it was mainly drawing and painting. And also thinking a lot about the work I want to do next year.