Friday, January 21, 2011

Inbetween - Ancient Egyptian and Vegy's

I found a black and white sketch
of the young king (assume: Tut)
in my design box. It said 1986 on it,
but otherwise I have no idea where
it came from. I felt the urge to paint it :-)
and started on new white paper, - not that
I managed to photograph it, looking white.
I could not use flash because it reflects in the
gold paint.

I used gouache paint and gold ink to paint with.





I found a frame for it too and I put it in my
small work room in the house. My carder and spinning wheel with ball winder live there and all that work on the shelves is waiting ....

The size is : 47 cm x 47 cm
18 ½" x 18 ½"
without frame.

Hope you like it too!




And the vegy"s are going well,
from left, Parsley going to seed (waiting for the seeds!), capsicums,
cherry tomatoes (going all the way along the back row in pots), climbing beans (purple king), spinach, carrots and on the table the strawberries (yummy!)








See what I come up with next time :-)

And Happy Australia Day in the meantime!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Finish and beginning ...





A Happy New Year to you all!

I finished weaving my tapestry in 2010
but finishing the sewing up and the backing
took a while.
By now, the tapestry is hanging on my wall!
It is nice to start the new year
with something finished!





It measures 96 cm wide x 67 cm high - 37 3/4" x 26 1/2"





This photo is a little closer up. (if you click on the pictures you will get an enlargement)

I hope you will like it!