wedding rug to date

I am taking a Travel Sketch Journal workshop all this week and I am having an amazing time. I have been sketching in my journal for a few years now — first fueled by Danny Gregory’s wonderful book. But this course  is giving me a chance to learn some of the basics like perspective and proportion–and how to say it all in a few strokes of the pen and paint brush. I will post more about it soon, and maybe, if I am brave, include a couple of my sketches. Let me just say that my best sketches are done in the five-minute stopwatch time at the end of the day. At that point, I am tired enough and rushed enough to finally quiet my left brain. Whew–I love it when that left brain finally stops chatting.

In the meantime, I had a chance to take some photos of the wedding rug today. The major characters have appeared on the roof. This was not really in my plan but I am very happy with them — so I am now thinking that the border of birds may become a border of hearts. I will hook some more on the background and see what feels right. 

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  1. I really like the two birds, and I am enjoying watching the rug progress.

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I am a retired educator and recovered administrator. I have always been interested in fibre, first as a weaver, now as a rug hooker and screen printer. Over the last few years I have become passionate about giving a new life to cast-off wool and leather. This is my journal where I muse about my creative life.

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