Post by cheerypeabrain on May 29, 2017 16:06:13 GMT
Don't be shy. Do share your work Knitting, dressmaking, modelmaking, ceramics, embroidery, building walls,painting whatever....I have been painting and drawing since about 2000. My efforts aren't always very good but I enjoy it as a hobby. Here are a few of my efforts that I'm not too ashamed of. It doesn't matter if the perspective is rubbish it's the enjoyment that counts.
copied from photographs in books, mixed media.
Coloured pencils, based on photographs taken on a local park
abstracts, brush pens (on paper) and acrylic (on boards)
most of the above were done several years ago...my latest obsession is patterns...very soothing. Fine liner pen on heavyweigh paper. (coloured one is painted with poster paints)
Post by cheerypeabrain on May 29, 2017 16:14:27 GMT
Nice of you to say, but I have eyes Mr Cactus. I spent ages painting a picture of Tutankhamun's golden mask in 2001 and was sooo proud of it, even paying a fortune to have it professionally framed. It was on my wall for years and then one day I looked at it and realised that the perspective of the cobra and vulture in the head dress was COMPLETELY out.
I am in complete admiration of your work, Cheery. And yet at the same time, I think that most of us are capable of doing equally lovely things. It's just that you actually did it, and we are sitting here like lumps.
It's a delightful revelation to see the range of your work, Cheery. I'd been privileged to admire the recent patterns, but am equally blown away by the one you call abstract and by your exquisite color pencil drawings.
This hardly is a hobby, but I have decided to designate it a craft & to pass it on for whomever needs it.
Because of the coronavirus, regular surgical masks cannot be found around here. There are people making them, but I figured I could cobble together something that would work & that wouldn't be too thin, as some homemade ones seem to be.
Looking around my house for something that would serve, I came across an amenity kit from Iberia airlines. It was from the return flight, so I'd never opened it since I had an identical one from the flight over. To my joy, it contained exactly what I needed, to wit, a shoe bag and a double hair tie.
I folded the shoe bag in half the long way and tacked a hair tie to what became the upper corners of my mask.
Here I am modeling it exactly as I wore it to the market yesterday. Too bad I didn't pass a bank, which I could have robbed in this get-up. Also too bad that I took this picture a few minutes ago, after washing my hair & letting it go into mega-fluff mode. Note the light bulb that lit up over my head when I had my brilliant idea.
Post by cheerypeabrain on Apr 5, 2020 18:11:04 GMT
Gorgeous daaaahling Bixa
I may well make a few dolls inspired by the current situation. I'm making a cafitiere cosy atm because the one that I have just wraps around the body of the cafitiere and doesnt really keep the coffee hot. The one I'm making is more like a padded teacosy just with a little hole for the plunger to poke through.
Thanks, all! It's my woman of mystery persona. Htmb, I am growing my hair out, but generally it looks far more kempt than in that picture. I'd washed it, run a comb through it, then let it air dried while doing my usual unconscious thing of shoving it out of my face with my fingers. This staying-at-home thing kind of makes one forget about being presentable.
Can't wait to see your medical series, Cheery. It's probably high time anyway for you to pay homage to people in science, right?
Your mention of a cafitiere, a word I did not know, heaped shame on my uncrafty self, since I just wrap a kitchen towel around mine, letting the plunger stick out.
Bixa, the pattern is from a whole book of Harry Potter themed knitting.
'The Duelling Club was a club at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, founded in 1992 by then Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor Gilderoy Lockhart with the intention of teaching the students of Hogwarts how to defend themselves in response to the revelation that the Chamber of Secrets had been opened.'