Just so you know, if you click on any of the photos, they get bigger (so you don’t have to strain your eyeballs!)
So in my mail today comes my order of Valdani 3-strand floss! My friend, Mary, and me are going to work on a Punchneedle design on Tuesdays at Kindred Quilts. I love how this floss comes in “balls” (wouldn’t you know it?) rather than in “skeins.” Gads! This shit is EXpensive, with a capital EX!
I’ve been having a yen for pen and ink. Looking at it. Learning about it. Doing it. I had seen this book in a bookstore a long time ago and I didn’t buy it. When I saw it on Amazon, I bought a used copy. I just love it!
It’s called, The City Out My Window; 63 Views on New York, by Matteo Pericoli. It’s a very simple book of drawings of window views of famous New Yawkers! Very little copy, just a bit from the person whose view Pericoli draws.
Here’s the spread for each drawing.
This is Nora Ephron’s window view . . .
Of course, I needed another “how-to” book (like I needed another hole in my head . . . )
So I bought Experiential Drawing; A revolutionary drawing method that transcends technique rules and teaches you to draw using your creative experience. Whew! That’s a mouthful of a title, ain’t it?
How about this baby? I got it at Dick Blick and it was pretty expensive but I just had to have it! it’s a Windsor Newton portable watercolor set. You know, for the field.
Of course, the only “Field” I know is Mrs. Field’s Cookies!
Just so my friend, LLDB (you know who you are), doesn’t get on my case, I want you to know that I actually used my watercolor set “for the field” in my latest art-journal entry. I watercolored the arms and hands! So, it’s paid for itself already! 🙂
I love this watercolor kit (and I have more than several, as you might have guessed)!
Here’s my latest Art Journal piece:
When last week’s Creative Mojo co-host visited on Wednesday, Barbara Persing, she brought me a little giftie — and boy, was I jazzed.
I had been told about Copic pens and ink but I never pursued it. Barbara bought me one, doubled tipped, along with an ink refill. Well, you just know I now have to have all 738 colors! I’m on a mission!
Barbara painted her entire quilt with Copic pens, quilted it,and it’s going to HOUSTON!
So now I have Copic pens to add to my collection. I don’t know whether to kiss Barbara or kick her in the patootie!
Until next time, cupcakes! xoxom