Watercolor and a Sketch — Akvarel og en Skitse

At watercolor class yesterday and last week I finally managed to work quickly. Quickly isn’t just good but I felt I needed to be more free when painting and sketching. It was fun. I thought that I could make these light and airy watercolors but that doesn’t work for me. It seems I just want COLOR and more color.
I might even begin to make a sketch or watercolor a day which I have avoided because of the time I usually spend on one drawing or painting.

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Jeg fik endelig gang i at arbejde hurtigt på akvarelkurset i går og sidste uge. At arbejde hurtigt er selvfølgelig ikke bare godt, men jeg ville gerne arbejde mere frit med tegning og maling. Det var sjovt. Jeg troede, jeg kunne lave disse lette og luftige akvareller, men det ser ikke ud til at virke for mig. Jeg skal vist bare have FARVE og mere farve.
Jeg kan måske oven i købet få gang i at lave en skitse eller akvarel om dagen. En ting jeg har undgået på grund af den tid, jeg normalt bruger på een tegning eller akvarel.

Ella and the Dandelions — Ella og Mælkebøtterne

Ella

Two post ago I showed a sketch for this quilt. I am not even close to finishing it but I would like to save some images from the process. I haven’t made anything like that for some time so it is quite nice to work this way again.
I love the photo I have from that day. The colours are very close to what she wore  that day and as she don’t want help she is always quite colourful.

 It is approx. 80×80 cm. It is painted, dyed and will be appliqued.

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For to poster siden viste jeg en skitse til denne kvilt. Jeg er end ikke tæt på at have den færdig, men jeg vil denne gang gerne gemme billeder fra processen. Jeg har ikke lavet noget som denne i meget lang tid, så det er dejligt at arbejde sådan igen.
Jeg er meget glad for det foto, jeg har fra den dag. Farverne er meget tæt på de farver, hun selv havde valgt den dag. Da hun ikke vil have hjælp til tøjet, er hun altid meget farverig – iøvrigt i mere end en forstand.

Kvilten er ca 80×80 cm. Den er malet, indfarvet ogbliver applikeret.

Drawing with a Sewing Machine

No, it is not my drawing I want to present but a young artist I saw at a trade show yesterday: Harriet Riddell.

Visit her blog and website and be amazed.

I am impressed. From the stage, on her sewing machine, she made a portrait in 15 minutes. Unfortunately I haven’t got a photo of the portrait but I bought her book:

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Jeg vil gerne præsentere en ung kunstner, jeg så på en messe i går: Harriet Riddell.
På sin symaskine på scenen syede hun et portræt på bare 15 minutter.
Jeg har desværre ikke et billede af portrættet, men besøg hendes blog og hendes hjemmeside.

Harriet Riddell

 

 

Around The World Blog Hop

 

Fiber Artist Franki Kohler invited me to participate in the Around The World Blog Hop.
Please use the link above and take a look at Franki’s beautiful art work (and not least her fabulous quilting).

For my part I have to answer some questions in this post and present the next blog hoppers who will, on Monday October 27, continue the blog hop.

Please check out the great and intriguing work of

Vera Holmgren
Marjorie Moser
Nina-Marie Sayre

And now – the questions:

What am I working on?

My work is normally following different paths.
Right now I am preparing dyed fabric for some abstract quilts and interpretations of two of my own images. Previously I haven’t used images much for quilting. One image  is with a flower which will be transformed into my second flower quilt (hopefully more to come). The other is an image of my youngest granddaughter which will be turned into my first very family quilt.
Beside the quilting I am working to improve my drawing, watercolour painting and photography.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I don’t know if it does.
I am largely driven by the need to learn – and try out – new methods and methods and materials never tried before.

Why do I create what I do?

I create because I am curious and want use what I learn and have learned. I love to work with the different disciplines in design, fabric dyeing, painting and printing  etc.

How does my creating process work?

The sources of my ideas are numerous. I use my own images and I have many. Internet, books, newspapers , TV, movies and even radio. Nature and home. My dyed fabric might also inspire to a quilt.
When I have chosen an idea to work with I move forward making a sketch or mockup, using PS Elements or using my design wall and my fabrics for a setup. Next step is to choose fabric and if I haven’t the fabric I need I continue with dyeing and printing fabric. Special items for embellishment are prepared if needed. The fabrics are cut and sewn together according to pattern/idea and some embellishment might be added. The quilt sandwich is prepared and quilted. The last embellishments are added.

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Til de danske læsere er her en lidt forkortet version af ovenstående blog-hop, som er en version af kædebrev på internettet.

Jeg er inviteret til at deltage af Franki Kohler. Hun laver meget smukke ting, så besøg hendes blog.
De næste deltagere er
Vera Holmgren
Marjorie Moser
Nina-Marie Sayre

Så de 4 spørgsmål, jeg skulle besvare:

Hvad arbejder jeg med?

Mange forskellige ting.
Lige nu indfarvning af stof til abstrakte kvilte samt 2 kvilte udfra mine egne foto.  Jeg bruger normalt ikke mine foto til kvilt, men blomsten og mit yngste barnebarn er de næste, jeg tager fat i.
Foruden kvilt arbejder jeg med også at blive bedre til tegning, akvarel og fotografi.

Hvordan er mit arbejde anderledes end andet i samme genre?

Jeg har et stort behov for fortsat at lære – og afprøve – nye teknikker og teknikker og materiale, som jeg ikke har prøvet før.

Hvorfor laver jeg det, jeg gør?

Jeg er nysgerrig og vil gerne bruge det, jeg lærer og har lært indenfor design, indfarvning af stof, maleri og tryk etc.

Hvordan arbejder jeg?

Jeg har rigtig mange idéer og får nye idéer fra mange forskellige steder.
Når jeg har valgt en idé til at arbejde videre med, laver jeg en skitse, bruger PS Elements eller sætter stoffet op på væggen. Derfra laves øverste del af kvilten, vat og bagside tilføjes, jeg kvilter og laver evt. yderligere udsmykning af forsiden.