Monday, March 28, 2011

What to Blog About?

Because it has been a while, there is just too much catching up to do.  So, where to start and what to blog about today?
Maybe the studio journal happenings.  Right.  Shirley and I have had a few sessions together and got a bit done on our studio journals in between her hospital visits.
First page Why
In the first lesson we were asked “why” and I made this my front page.  Used watercolour pencils here.
Cut out 1Cut out stencil
Cut out done on freezer paper and then stencilled on fabric.  As seen in Quilters Arts Gift Magazine.
Draw as I stitch
Draw as I stitch.
Colour my day
Colour my day.
Designs from Shell ExShell exercise
On the right, a photocopy of a shell painted in watercolours and chopped up and on the left, designs from the shell exercise.  I am very proud of the sashiko design I worked inspired from the shell exercise.  That is what the studio journal as a workhorse is meant to be all about – helping us to design our own work.  I chose some thread colours from the watercolours to perhaps do some of the other designs here. 
Prism designPrism Photo
I love this prism design I made up from the picture out of a mag on the right.  Think I will work it as a flower.
This studio journal workshop has been a lot of fun.  The final lesson was sent last Tuesday, but I haven’t dipped my toes in the water on that one yet. 
More to come…………..


CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Morning Di, Your workshop drawings looks very interesting and I love your Sashiko sea shell. Lovely stithcing. Hugs Judy

Annet said...

I love the sashiko design! Have fun with the gesso, it's very addictive.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Di,

Very interesting all the things you are doing in your journal. Love the Sashiko design.

Anneliese said...

I love how you describe the working at the Studio Journal.

Linda said...

Thanks Dianne for sharing your Studio Journal with your readers. I didn't take on the course, but can see what fun it is, and how helpful it can be. I love your designs, and I think your pages are really great. I especially like the last image.

retdairyqueen said...

Looking good
Have missed you

shirley said...

The sashiko came out great. You are doing a great job with your journal. Just adore the sea shell colours.

Its great fun working with you

shirley said...

Congratulations Di you have won a Stylish Blogger Award, because you are such a stylishly lovely person. See for details

Radka said...

Very interesting Dianne :)
Thank you for your visit, come back soon!

michelle said...

Di love the journalling looks like a very interesting class. I was reading some of your blog and you brought back fond memories of my childhood doing the stone rubbings with pennies. look forward to seeing more and thanks for taking the time to come visit me and leave such kind comments
take care