Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Life Gets in the Way

It looks like the month of May is going to be one of those times. I have gotten very little creative work done this month. As much as I love my dolls and fabrics, family is - and always will be - more important. This is how it should be.

In the interim, I will share with you some things I found in old sketchbooks. These are from my younger days and I would like to incorporate some of them into my work some day.

This was a scene in my college dormitory - obviously a rainy day. I don't remember the umbrellas being very colorful. But, of course, if I use them in a fiber design they will be a riot of color!

A self portrait at the ripe old age of . . . seventeen! I don't dare try that nowadays. LOL!

A quick sketch of our doberman sleeping on "her" couch. She had been known to crawl into your lap if you sat on the couch past her bedtime!

Ideas for a library poster. I saw a dragon character in a book or something (it was a very long time ago) and did several sketches of this dragon with the idea of a series promoting the local library. I don't remember actually using any of them, though. Rats!

I hope to be back in the studio before too long. Stay tuned.


Kay said...

I like the umbrella sketch very much; it's such a collection of interesting shapes. I can see it in somber colors too, sort of reminiscent of Caillebotte's painting of the Paris boulevard on a rainy day.

Orice said...

Thanks for sharing your drawing. The Green Dragon betrays your great sense of humor and there's something about him that resembles you. ????

Quiltnbee said...

Hi Liz =-) Thanks for stopping by my blog! Don't worry, I will have things up for giveaway periodically for a very long time to come(!) so you will be sure to get there in time at some point =-) I think this is a good way to do it, just first come, first served, rather than a drawing as I have done in the past. Anyway, it is helping me make more room and I love that! =-)

Your drawings, dolls and journals are wonderful! I'm going to bookmark your blog so I can come and visit again! Yes, aren't the jacaranda trees amazing?!? I love them!