Thursday, October 03, 2013

Indian Summer

We are enjoying very mild temperatures for this time of year.
Summer plants are blooming again. We even discovered a few tiny fraises des bois in the garden.
The other day, I had a little student. I'm not sure GD's way of holding her tapestry needle is very academic, but it is incredibly efficient...
She also made herself a beautiful necklace.
No need for a needle here, we used very stiff cotton yarn.

Next is a little peek at some of my sketchbooks...
I've been trying to draw everyday for several months now. Some days, it's only a five minute sketch, or just a little colour experiment.
I made some of the above sketches while taking Alisa Burke's "Summer Sketch" online workshop. Two or three drawings are from my travel sketchbooks. And the last one must have been inspired by Carla Sonheim's "Imaginary Creatures" workshop I took last year.

5 comments:

dutchcomfort said...

Love your sketches!

Today I woke up with thunder and lightning and emperatures will be in the 20’s.

Love the picture of Granddaughter #2 on the quilt!

jenclair said...

She is doing a great job with the stitching! Pipe cleaners are also good for bead stringing.

Love the October orange of that nasturtium!

ViDerTextil said...

suis contente que l'on s'est re-vu à l'expo nationale et ton boutchou prend bien la relève ... et qui sait une deuxième et troisième quilteuse pour l'avenir...

sharon young said...

Your GD is certainly taking after you, clevere girl :-)
Love your sketchbook drawings, it's such a worthwhile thing to do everyday, I find it it really relaxing now.
Love those hot colours from the garden, it's amazing how everything's still growing.

Linda Stokes said...

You've been busy! Great pics - love your sketchbook.