Work in Progress

2/25/2011 03:48:00 PM Posted In , Edit This 13 Comments »
Yesterday I finished the last of the projects for the new baby (due any day now).  I "made" 5 fleece blankets ("made is an exaggeration - I bought the material to size and then machine stitched a hem around each one).  They're quite big and have fun prints on them.  It took me a long time to do them because my sewing machine just wouldn't cooperate.  I'm taking it in to be cleaned and tuned up so it'll be ready for ... whatever!!

I've been also working little by little to get my studio back in some semblance of order.  It also needs to be cleaned (that's an understatement), but there's no way I can do that until I get more of it re-organized.  But, today, I actually started drawing again!!  Yippee!!!  At first I was going to do something with watercolor, but the truth is, I haven't painted in so long, I'm afraid.  So, I decided to start back gradually, and do a drawing. 

I also haven't used charcoal in ages.  I don't usually use it at home because it's so messy.  I sometimes use it when I go to life drawing sessions - they're used to the mess!  For some reason, though, I heard those little charcoal stix just calling my name in the most seductive way.  I had to look for them - it's been that long that I couldn't remember where I put them.  But find them, I did, found an old charcoal paper pad, set up my table easel, and jumped in.  So, here it is .... unfinished, but I'm pleased with how much I got done on it.



Thanks to all of you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave me comments.  I appreciate each and every one of them!

13 comments:

Saint Ursula said...

You should be pleased - it's a great start. The eyes are so expressive.

Vicki Holdwick said...

This is very nice, Nancy.

Just got word (around 3:30pm) that Jena and Adam are up in Labor and Delivery and that she is dilated to about a 4.

I sure wish I was there and am anxiously awaiting the news.

xoxo

Melanie said...

What an amazing drawing! You are so very very talented - thank you for sharing!

whatidoisme said...

Brilliant that you are back at the drawing board! I'd love to see how this project turns out. (I sooo need to sort out the room where I draw too - no idea where anything is at the moment.)

drawn2life said...

Nancy, your work in the face is quite fantastic! I know exactly what that feels like when the charcoal sticks are calling out to you!

Sandra said...

Yes, I jump from project to project. The cleaning will come. This is the joy of having so many interests and some time to do them.

kazumiwannabe said...

Wow. The finished part of his face looks like a photo, it's so realistic and expressive. Awesome work already!

EVA said...

Excellent progress! You did a superb job on his face. He looks alive!

Florence's Art said...

This is coming out great. I really like the depth in the eyes.

Vee said...

That's a great start, Nancy! His face looks so realistic. Keep at it, I look forward to seeing the final product.

Cathy Holtom said...

Fantastic Nancy, I'm inspired to get the charcoal out!

Alex said...

Looking great so far. The texture and shading on the face is perfect!

raena said...

Well, this was quite some time ago but since I'm so behind in commenting, I'm just getting to it. You've probably already finished it! I think you have a great start on this! I love charcoal!