This is a little bit of embroidery I started some time ago when I was researching sacred geometry, and geometry in general a bit. It’s two intertwined Triskeles. It is done in shadow work using 3 strands of Anchor embroidery floss on orange poly organza. I did it using this method.
I finished it this weekend. No idea what to do with it, I guess it goes back into the bits and pieces box for now.
I know there’s too little fiber content on my blog these days, but hey, stitching takes time. Sometimes too much time for me. Also, I’m in good health now and want to go out more. This weekend’s outing took me to an exhibition of life insects. I did a sketch of a big spider and a scorpion. They were done both on sunday, I was just kinda confused about the date.
They were done in watercolours with my trusted pentel waterbrush without a preliminary drawing. And no I still don’t have black in my fpaintbox. Seems I’m learning to do without it.
Jen, one of the participants of sketchcraw, claimed she has never seen a dwarf hamster. Here is a pic of one of my robos (Phodopus roborovskii), with an Euro for size. It didn’t turn pout that cute because the little beast was rather uncooperative. She ended up running away and I had to hunt her for half an hour. Sorry that this took a while Jen, but she so doesn’t like to stay in one place, and much less when she’s supposed to.
And for the sake of extra cuteness, shy 6 weeks old robo babies (thy’re long since grown up)
At the Marstallmuseum where we went for drawing there was a lot of horse gear with gorgeous goldwork. Sadly I had forgotten my camera, but someone took three pics for me. Goldwork is not on my current list of things to try, but I do find it looks fascinating. It think these pieces are from the second half of the 19th century. One day I’ll have to go back there to find out more (and plaque you with more pics).
So there was a sketchcrawl again. We met at Nymphenburg Palace, but it was raining and very cold, and on my way there i stept onto something that made a hole in my shoe. So we went indoors in a little museum that has carriages and porcelain.
The first one is a pencil sketch of some metal ornament on a carriage.
That was another ornament on another carriage. It is unfinished, because they didn’t allow us to return to that part of the museum after leaving it for lunch.
We had a nice lunch with lots of chat in a little french restaurant. After that we went to the porcelain department of the museum. There I painted three bird statuettes made from porcellain.
The first one is a peacock. the pentel waterbrush I own really has changed sketching for me. Now I can do watercolour sketches almost as easiely as pencil ones.
A guinea fowl made of porcelain. I love their sleightly stylised forms and lovely colours. I figured out that I find it annoying to work without black in my paintbox. As you see here, I can mix grey without it, but it takes too much time and produces a mess on the little palette.
The last one was another peacock. I was in a hurry because everybody else wanted to leave. The form is not that good but I like its colours.