A friend and I enrolled in Sharon B's "Studio Journal - A Designer's Workhorse" online class. We got our first lessons (exercises) last Tuesday. I have made a start and here are the rubbings - or frottage - which I have done to reveal different textures.
I used to do this type of thing when I was a kid - with a penny, and in the 70's it was a very popular pastime to visit old churches and cathedrals in England and do brass rubbings. Never did do that!
It would be great to actually now interpret one or more of them in stitching. I particularly love this geranium leaf and think I would like to explore more leaves, bark etc. from nature.
The geranium leaf is done on baking paper.
It was really funny running around the house with paper and pencil looking for things to rub.
Then I thought of this side panel of the singer treadle machine. I love this one and see possibilities here!
This exercise was a lot of fun, now I am working on the Van Gogh exercise - stay tuned.
Having said that the 2nd week of lessons is out. Sharon says to work at our own pace, so that is what we will be doing.