A blog about making art and other things using cloth, paper, paint, colour, stitch, and all sorts of exciting techniques, some of which I'm sure I still have to discover! I hope that the joy all this gives me is visible in what you can see here.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Feeling rather 'David Hockney'ish!!'

Tulips for Emily. I bought these beautiful tulips just after Christmas, and said to my husband that I would sketch them on my new 'tablet' for our daughter in New Zealand. This was the result, and I have to say I was rather pleased with it! I have also printed off a copy for her onto some lovely rag paper, and it will be in the post very soon.

These daisies were from my imagination, but as you can probably see, I was still getting used to the Sketchbook Pro app.

One of my first attempts, and somehow I've managed to capture the 'extra accessories ' top and bottom!!

Our cat Elsa, sitting on the arm of my chair with her back to me! Maybe I should have asked her permission first!

One of our armchairs, and that same vase of tulips, but in an imaginary room with a sea view. I wonder what I was dreaming of eh? Wishful thinking maybe!

And the actual vase of inspirational tulips, but taken with my new camera phone using the posterise effect..

I've been having lots of fun since Christmas, experimenting with my new toys, but now I need to get back to business! I'm looking forward to getting back to my sewing machine, and some needle and thread. It is good to have a break and some fun, it seems to re-charge the batteries. I hope mine have been re-charged, and I hope yours have too.