Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday show and tell August 17


watercolor pencil workshop cd
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

Oh my! This week has been HOt! Hot! Hot! and now this next week we are only going to get to the 60's and 70's for most of the time and a really big rainstorm is supposed to hit mid week with lots of wind and rain. Hum...I'll believe that when I see it!

Today was cooler and I was able to sew together a new demin skort. It has a long enough skirt that I can wear it for work and look professional and modest when I have to crawl under counters and desks hooking up computers and such. I'll be making more of this pattern soon!

this evening I had a chance to sit down with my Watercolor Pencil Workshop CD by Kate Johnson. I'm still working on lesson 2. I have posted the trees and bark exercise. I have lots to learn still but what I really need to do is go out and sit in front of some trees and really look at the bark to figure out the colors and textures.

I will be doing more of this exercise for sure!

Have you ever really looked at the the bark of a tree up close? It's amazing all the living creatures that make the bark their home.

I hope you have a chance to slow down and really look at something in detail noting all the different textures and colors we live in such a diverse world :)

cheers! SB

7 comments:

Sarah M said...

Great drawings and blog post. I'm getting CD envy from all of you posting about Kate's watercolor pencil CD. For some reason I decided not to order it when I ordered 3 of her CDs. Sigh...

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

I have her regular watercolor CD... also very good. You'll never look at trees in the same way again ... LOL Thanks Kate... Oh great tree sketches

susan said...

I love your drawings of trees. I am going to have to look at Kate's sight...seems like I learn something new everyday from this group. It's great. When do you go back to work. Have fun making your skorts. I can't imagine a school system with 300 computers. I set up two labs in our elementary buildings a long time ago...it was a major undertaking with lots of decisions involved!

sthepanelli said...

Very nice! This blog is a great artistic I want to you all the best

ffyrebird said...

Great job, love the detail sketches! I seriously need to get this CD!!

purplepaint said...

Stephanie - these are great! It's funny, you don't really notice those details until you go to draw them. :) Marva

Gillian said...

Beautiful studies. It's odd but I'm really into bark too - and also I haven't yet found my way with watercolour pencils. We have much in common!
You have the heat - we have the wet. LOL.