November 9, 2008

So much for that.

I haven't posted for a few days, and I didn't make it to the Sketchcrawl. Instead, I've been sitting in bed with that 'oh-I'm-getting-a-virus' feeling and a very great tiredness. I'm starting a new job on Monday, and so it's been top of the list to get well and not to fall asleep on my desk on the first day at work. Sometimes you need to be disappointingly sensible, right?

Anyway, in the absence of drawings of the animals (I was so looking forward to drawing the animals!), here's something I prepared earlier.....


Remember this sketch of village houses?


It became a stencil and got three doses of paint.


Red, we love red:


Blue, and green.

And now it's a village again!


I'm working on a whole series of farm and village stencils, with a wall hanging or small quilt in mind. Here are one or two of the others:




I think the bluebird needs a branch, but nothing too big or heavy. And a bead for his eye, of course!

I've got drawings ready for a couple more animals and flowers, and then I'll start thinking about a little quilt to put them in.

B

6 comments:

Shellbells said...

stop already oh talented one!!! Love the stencil creations too bits!!! especially the blue and green birdy and the wheat stalks!! hope you are fit and healthy for tomorrow...rest up girly!!!

Beth said...

Hey those stencils turned out well. My favourites are the flying blue bird and the wheat too. Hope you shake that bug off soon - there are some nasties going about

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been well. Good luck for your new job!

The stencils are amazing!

Bellgirl said...

Wow, fabulous stencil in multicolour! I love the colours, I can picture a 30s style quilt.

Hope the cold got better and your first day is going well!

Ellieboo said...

I love the stencils - I actually really love the ears of corn - really simple and lovely.

dont it always happen - you get the lurgy when you least need it!

Maureen said...

Those are really terrific; I do wish you lived nearby to let me watch the process.

Hope the job makes your almost-flu fly away.