Thursday, August 30, 2007

What I did on my summer vacation

I'm going to approach this topic in several posts... that way it seems less intimidating than writing it all at once. ;) (And heck, vacations aren't supposed to be stressful, right?)

I read. I read Stardust by Neil Gaiman. I read Interweave Knits Fall 2007 cover to cover. I read around 200 pages of The Alden Amos Big Book of Hanspinning. (That's one big book... it's more of a textbook than what you'd normally encounter on the bookshelf.)

I painted three watercolour paintings:

Cabin Stove
This is the wood stove at the cabin. It's not the original... we had to replace the original a few years back because the fire bricks were crumbling and we couldn't get replacements that fit the stove.

Deck Chair
This is a deck chair that my grandfather made. We have four of them (two red, two green).

Leaves
This was to practice a negative painting technique my mom learned in an art class.

And I finished the pink scarf of DOOM:

Pink Scarf of Doom

Yes, I realize you can't see what it looks like yet. Frankly, neither can I. It's just a bunch of pink froth. Blocking is scheduled for this weekend... more photos after blocking.

5 comments:

Deneen said...

The paintings are terrific

Daph said...

The paintings are really fantastic -- I love the negative painting one!

noricum said...

Thanks!

pev said...

I like the paintings a lot, too. :)

noricum said...

Thanks!