Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tatting and watercolor intersected

Haven't posted anything for a while cause I have been finding lots of pleasure in watercoloring and I didn't want to transform this weblog to a watercolor corner !

But I have done tatting ! Here is a bookmark pattern of which is freely available here. I love all the details in this pattern. Its very intricate.

I can't wait to get to my paintings :P , I have done plenty so I won't post them here at once but I will add a few with a new tatting each time. This is how I am trying to keep the balance between the two !
First a landscape of a rock in the horizon. I have done it on a sketchbook so the paper wasn't good enough for lots of washes this painting had.
Rock in horizon
Next, A chair in perspective. Its a real chair sitting in the corner of our living room.
Chair in perspective

And last is a post card in spirit of the season. Ready to me mailed out to a dear friend:)
Happy new 2013

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Colors, Shadows, Splash

Practice, practice, practice
That's what I've been doing and will be ! Last week has been about painting objects. The most important point that I've learned is to make make boldness by variation in color intensity and shadows. That what makes your painting stand out and attract the eye ..make it navigate through your painting. My attempt here has not been a very good example of this lesson though ! gotta make it bolder and play with shadows more !
Watercolor Shell
Eastern Window

Next, its about doodles. trying to put color, shadows and pencil lines all together. these types of paintings are my favorites..maybe cause cause they're easier and they look pretty !!

Watercolor doodle
Flower Doodle

Saturday, November 10, 2012

More watercolor practicing

Haven't been tatting much lately means I have been watercoloring :)
I have finished lesson 3 of the Alisa Burke's Watercolor Bliss. I feel I haven't got to the good parts of the class yet. Until now I have covered Utensile, Introduction to Color, and Backgrounds. I am more than ready to start the techniques section and do some real work !

Nevertheless I haven't done nothing ! I have tried experimenting myself without worrying much about technique or the fact that I don't know what I am doing. I have no idea how a paiting will end to be like but I am not worrying about that right now..just painting and enjoying myself. Here are my attempts :
Watercolor bridge

Children of the world


For the blues of the world

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Amusement Doily, not quite

For the past weeks I have been working on the 'amusement doily' which I came across on Tat-a-Renda weblog. The first good thing is that the pattern is out there for free ! :)

As you see I have not quite followed the pattern. I liked Tat-a-Renda's version better. She ran out of thread and that's why she shortened the process but I did have quite a lot of thread ! I am just not  a fan of overcrowded rings cramped next to each other. I think this version shows the pattern more and leaves viewers with more appreciation as it doesn't draw the attention to only overcrowded parts.

Excepts that, I have been up to some other thing ;) I finally signed up for Alisa Burke's water color class. I will be sharing with you my creations along the way. You tell me if you can see improvements in my work over the coming weeks as I continue my progress with the course ;)

Here is my first two attempts. Try to create painting and shades with one color only !

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mixed Bouquet motif

Last week has been devoted to tatting 'Mixed Bouquet' motif which I came across on 'Le Blog de Frivole'. The motif is very unique in the sense that its not a round, same old, same old pattern. I enjoyed tatting it alot. It looks amazing and finishes pretty quickly.

Monday, August 6, 2012

teeny round motif

I have been working on a teeny tiny motif. Its very pretty and can be used as pendant or earrings or anything else you fancy ! Here is a link to the original design and the pattern. Here is mine :
The original version looks like it has longer chains. I am not sure why cause I have followed the same stitch count. Maybe I shouldn't have pressed them so hard together.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tatting, necklace, painting, watercolor

This past week was dedicated to tatting this necklace from Yarnplayer's blog. The necklace is fairly easy to make. builds up quickly and looks good ! So I would say it makes a perfect gift. You can have many different colors of it matching your different dresses too :)

Also, I have not yet given up on watercoloring. Yes, I am hopeful one day I can be proud of what I paint ! ;) For the time being, I am just practicing and enjoying what this world can bring out in me. Here is one: