Happy New Year!

I hope you had a relaxing holiday spent with loved ones and 2019 has got off to a great start?

After a very busy December with almost too many commissions I allowed myself a well-earned week off between Christmas and New Year but yesterday was a fun reintroduction to the world of work; I was teaching 10, ten-year-olds at a birthday party for twins, Niamh and Hester. They were a very lively group of young ladies and they all did incredibly well (8 had never made felt before), these were the wonderful wool paintings they made:

Hester made great use of the nepps, I know some experienced feltmakers who struggle to get these to stay where you put them!
Can you see the sequins Niamh added to her tabby cat’s whiskers?
lovely use of dyed wool locks to create textured pebbles on a beach

Didn’t they all do fantastically well?

Sketchbook Challenge 2019

I was a little late getting started with this, but Magenta Sky started a new, 30-day sketchbook challenge on Jan 1st. I took part in one of these last year and it was a lot of fun and a good incentive to make me doodle in my sketchbook every day. It’s free and you can sign up at any time (the daily email prompts start whenever you sign up), if you would like to play along you can sign up here: http://www.magenta-sky.com/online-courses/30-day-sketchbook-challenge/

These are my interpretations of the first 3 prompts but there is also a FB page for those who have signed up to join in where you can see literally thousands of other images….

Day 1 – Something small
Day 2- Shells
Day 3 – Bags (I went a little obscure and chose some folded paper bags)

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4 comments

  1. Happy New Year Teri! Wow, 10 ten year olds, what were you thinking? Just kidding, it looks like they did a great job.

    Good on you for working on sketching. I am trying to do more sketches too. Always hard to make myself sit down and do it though. Not because I don’t like doing it, not sure why I am so resistant to getting started.

    And congrats on your exercise program. I don’t do much running but I always exercise each morning. Good luck with your half marathon!

    1. Thanks Ruth, the girls were a lot of fun and so engaged with the process, I was really impressed by them. I am already falling a little behind with the sketching, I really need to set an afternoon aside to catch up. Maybe I should adjust my aspirations to weekly rather than daily sketching?

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