Artist in training – I didn’t know I could paint!

I can’t believe it’s Wednesday again. I’ve been so busy and engaged in what I’m doing that time just escapes me.

Monday morning was taken up with the boys, and mum’s taxi service. Then in the afternoon I decided to tidy my den, specifically the bookcase to add an art section for my growing collection of art books.

Tuesday I decided to remodel a much loved bag.  The bag was a mother’s day present bought at a craft fair, it was made from upcycled denim and had a fox head on the front and tail on the back. The tail had split and worn away and the bag as a whole was looking rather shabby. Having taken it apart, I doubted I would be able to make anything remotely nice and almost didn’t bother, however, a whole day of sewing (and thinking about how I was going to do it!) and I’m very pleased with the result.

Denim, black webbing strap, button and lining fabric from the original bag.  Grey fabric from a ripped pair of joggers (sweatpants/trackies).  White elastic loop to fasten button, unused but was a remnant from a previous project.



And now it’s Wednesday.

Since art class last week I’ve been working on my watercolour of The Gatehouse at Brockhampton Estate, which we finished in today’s class.
Started: 19th June
Completed: 17th July

Two more classes until the long summer break but I think I’ve learnt enough so far to keep painting until term starts.

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

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