Daily Archives: January 16, 2006

What the hell is she up to now!?!

Charcoal Forest - Layer 1

Layer 1: Charcoal Forest. Paper template half ripped off

I killed the pod quilt. I overdosed it with a thick layer of icky green acrylic paint. It seemed like a good idea at the time….

I learnt something good though. Watercolour would be great for getting added depth to an image but is not good as the main attraction in a larger quilt.

So I moped around for a few days. Knitted my second sock, photos later. Then tonight after our obligitory trip in the NEW CAR (that’s a link to Riscy’s blog with a post of some of our weekend adventures), I dragged myself off the couch and into my work room.

Over six months ago I was experimenting with reverse applique and getting reasonable results… then of course abandoned that line of thought to zoom off in another direction. The thought returned recently though. I like the effect with the grotty notepaper template still attached (grotty, because the only thing I could find to draw with a thick enough line was charcoal). An effect to store away for future reference I think 🙂

Today is the first day since returning from my Christmas break that I have felt good about being at work. I hate feeling sluggish and unmotivated, so it was starting to get a little bit depressing. It probably helps having decent people to delegate work to, I now have a graduate and an intern working with me and they are showing a good level of enthusiasm and intelligence which is a welcome relief.

Someone told me there is some sort of quilt thing on in Melbourne this weekend, apparently advertised in the Herald Sun. Anyone know what it’s about? I’m really out of the loop as I haven’t subscribed to any quilt mags for ages and I certainly don’t read the Herald Sun LOL. Continue reading

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