Friday, November 14, 2014

mostly about paper this week....

Having so much fun in Karen Ruane's class that started this week, Doodle, gather, create. It's not too late to sign up. Great instructional videos that you have access to forever and a wonderful group of students who share and inspire each other on a dedicated Flickr group.Read about the class HERE. Here are some pictures of what I've created so far...

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started out with some pen and ink doodling over a pattern printed on paper from fabric

building on the base with another layer

another layer with fabric and embroidery stitched onto mulberry paper

adding more pen and ink and embroidery

getting a peek through the openings to the different layers below

I didn't want this piece that you've seen before to be forgotten so I did some planning for the next section...a sun setting over a bridge.

hope to do some embroidery on this piece tonight

I did try painting with those huge brushes I showed you last week but the onion dye bath was not strong enough to give any color. I will have to buy some proper ink.

I read a very interesting book that I'd like to recommend. It has recently been made into a Broadway play and gives great insight into the mind of a special needs child.....The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. You can read about it HERE.

We had our first freeze last night and the temperature went down to 25 degrees (F). It will warm back up in a few days but it looks like winter is here.

Wishing you all a great weekend and a productive week.

18 comments:

Jillayne said...

Deanna, your paperwork is just gorgeous! I am so thrilled with what you have been creating - it's truly exceptional. I'm also loving this class - thankfully the videos are available forever as I am behind as usual... I need a planet with 35 hour days...

margaret said...

you certainly can design with ink as well as fabric, love what you have done here, it looks so good when you have put one on top of the other, very creative.If there were more hours in a day I would have a go but I seem to be chasing myself and never getting what I want done, by 6pm I am too tired to do anything so that is at least 5 hours I waste every evening, mind you I am often up at 5am

Nancy said...

I love the paper creation! So full and inviting. Can't wait to see the bridge come to life too.

Jane Galley said...

Oh, Deanna. I love what you've done in Doodle class, the layers work a treat

Rachel said...

It's fascinating to see what different results Karen's students are achieving, using very similar techniques.

karen said...

I can tell you are having fun. I love what you are producing...the Deanna imagination and creative brain is working full speed. It's wonderful. It makes me happy to see the enthusiasm.

Anonymous said...

You really made some outstanding pieces Deanna and each day I'm looking forward to look at new pictures ... So much love this class! .... Have a great weekend while swinging your needle or pencil :-)

Elizabeth

Anita said...

wow! the pages looks amazing! did you stabilize the mulberry paper before stitching?

Zdolność-tworzenia said...

Świetny pomysł.

Anneliese said...

I believe that it is fun for you to make the class with paper and pen. It looks very inspirational.

underatopazsky said...

Wow, those doodles are stunning! The first page has a real Mondrian feel and I love Mondrian! Then you start layering it and it gets even better!

Mo Crow said...

Hi Deanna The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nght Time is a favourite book whenever I feel lost I circle & the layering of your drawings is lovely!

Susan Hemann said...

What a fascinating class! We are having a blizzard here as I type. Have a great week.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It does indeed look as though you've having fun with the latest class. Wish I could take part, but there just isn't time enough in the day for me to do everything. I'll just have to look forward to seeing what you create instead (which, btw, is never a hardship!). I've read the book you refer to but it was quite awhile ago.

liniecat said...

Will these pages move across from side to side, to hide and show whats beneath?
Fascinating work there Deanna!

Peggy said...

The layering technique looks so fun -- things I'd never thought of before, much less done, and I know this is just the beginning. Wow!

handstories said...

Gosh, you're having fun! I like the peekaboo circles.

deemallon said...

It really looks like you're having fun with this class!

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