Sunday, February 20, 2011

WIP Sunday: A Bit Overwhelmed!

Uhg! I have too many projects and not enough time! Starting work full time this time of year always throws me into a bit of a funk. I loose so much precious art time and I feel a bit overwhelmed. I just need to prioritize and figure out what to do first.
To start with I finally started my mermaid sketch for the M3 class. I should have been working on it last week, but I was so busy! This is just my first sketch and there are a few things I need to change before I start adding color, but it isn't bad. I have plans for the empty space already too.
Mermaid WIP Sketch
I think her shoulders are a bit to broad making her feel to manly for me. I'll fiddle with that and the boobies. I know the breasts will look better when I've added color and taken away the harsh lines and replaced it with shading.
Also yesterday I hosted a stitching class/session at our local art center. We are celebrating the 100th birthday of our gorgeous building so I asked ladies to come and stitch up something of the building. I prepared 4 patterns from parts of the architecture and helped those along that needed it with the stitching. We had such a blast we hope to continue it each month even after our project is complete.
James Stitchers
I'll share photos of some of the pieces next month when we meet again. It was fun to have a group of people all doing something similar, but with their own touch. I can't wait to see the pieces put together into a quilt or wall hanging!
Happy Sunday! I'm off to have some coffee with the girls, then back to figuring out what projects to work on first!


2 comments:

Daydream Retreat said...

Nice start to your painting, I've been wanting to try making a piece on wood but have yet to do it :)

I'm interested to see the finished work of yours and the group!

Jaclyn Trecartin said...

I LOVE mermaids! I can't wait to see what it looks like at the end. (p.s. I am having an art giveaway on my blog if you would like to check it out http://positiveponderings.blogspot.com/2011/02/quilted-night-sky-giveaway.html )