Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Fall colors in my artwork

It was nice to have a long weekend to spend with my husband since he was away last week. None of my children were able to visit so we had a busy but quiet weekend, hiking and getting some yard chores done,

My wish for my birthday on Saturday was to take a lunch and my sketching up on the Mi’qmag trail. It is an old trail that has been developed running 140kms from here in Bathurst to Carlton provincial park in the Center of our province. A good deal of it follows the Nepisiquit river and the views with the rock formations are spectacular.

We hiked less than an hour, crossed this rope bridge and went a little further to where we stopped for lunch.

We found some rocks where we could sit and eat while I sketched. I finished it at home.

It was just what I’d wished for.

Last night, I was searching ideas for I spy quilts. I recently started one but wasn’t quite happy with the plain colors I’d used for borders nor the number of seams that would need matching. So I found another picture with a sort of wonky log cabin version with only one border.

The squares about 6” and I cut the strips at 2 1/2”.
Then I used the square ruler to cut each side on an angle. I’m cutting randomly. I like this version much better.

The view through my windows today. The second window makes such a difference!

Over the weekend I had a few minutes to add backing to my Inktense painted scene from our Nfld trip and do a little free motion stitching  in black.

And the I also started another sketch in my mixed media sketchbook using Rebecca Sower’s drawing method in her on line course that I’m taking, Draw and See.

I took the rooster pic while at the Viking village in Nfld. I love their vibrant colors! It’s not quite finished.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Happy Birth Day wishes (albeit a tad late now!). Sounds like you had a perfect day and those views are definitely spectacular. I would not, however, be setting even so much as a toe on that rope bridge....yikes!!

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