I am working through some of the exercises in the class I am taking with Dionne Swift. This one is about creating sketchbooks and is another of the on-line classes that Dionne offers. So far I would say that each class is totally excellent and well worth taking. Maybe even twice!!! So far I have only done the first two lessons for this class and so I'm a bit behind but am hoping to make some headway this weekend. Here is where I am at so far.
Another huge bonus of the classes with Dionne is all the fabulous people that one gets to meet in class (and so a huge welcome to my new followers from Dionne's classes!! Such fun!). It seems that quite a few of these wonderful artists have blogs that I have already been following, some for a few years. It's so great to meet them 'in person' as it were. Now if I could just get over that big ocean once in a while to really meet up in classes it would be perfect...but this is a fine substitute. Do check out Dionne's classes
So I can't decide if I've had a busy week or not. I didn't get done nearly what I had set out to do, but I wasn't totally idle either. I have dyed some new fabrics for the next picture I am working on.
And I stitched onto one of the screen prints that I created in the class with Dionne on screen-printing. It wasn't the best of the prints I got of these little pears but provided a fun surface to practice on. I am going to cut this down to postcard size and send it off to Jane Davies. Jane is trying to save her little post office in Rupert, Vermont and is encouraging people to send mail there to see if that will help. Check out her site for a fun story around this project.
and also at
for a great little video of her post office and her 'girls', her chickens. Sweet!
Here is my pear piece before cutting it down to mail
OK, that's it for me for today.
I want to get at the next lesson for the class with Dionne and I am wanting to work a bit more on some of the stitched picture I am busy with. And I have sick kids and grandkids to get some things done for....sigh....
Note to self: take vitamin C and echinacea!!! Too much to do to get sick...
I'll be back.....