Two very quick and very inexpensive dresses for play. The T-shirts were on sale at Walmart for $2.00 and the half a yard of fabric was $1.50. Add a little stabilizer around the bottom of the T-shirt after you cut it off. Gather the skirt with a Gathering Foot, add a hem and you have quick and cheap play clothes.
Polka Dots and Stripes – Does it get any better? This just sings Spring to me. I just need a model holding Daffodils to make it official.
In the last few months when discovering how much I enjoy sewing once again, I designed and made dresses for my beautiful granddaughter. I miss having her here as my model, but home my son will send photos of her wearing all the summer dresses as spring moves into summer.
When I go into a fabric store, I sometimes think I am the only one in the store that is not quilting. I am thrilled that so many people are quilting, because fabrics choices in cotton are now numerous. In the area where I live the stores are conscious not to carry the same prints, so if you travel even a little your choices are so broad.
I think I am enjoying this much more than painting and am thinking maybe I should start a cottage industry making fun girls clothes with hats. I just don’t think I am the “retail” type. Wonder if my little town could use a Frilly girls dress shop that sells toys and gives out cookies.
This time of year having friends to share the garden is such a joy! Last we enjoyed the beautiful evening with good friends.
The painting is just 5 x 7 and done in about 30 minutes. Not my favorite, but learning to work in different harmonies is important to grow your art.
The other day for a class I painted a bell pepper. It looked so lonely in the studio, I painted this 5 x 7 abstract apple to keep it company. Just like people, sometimes a piece of art looks all alone.
Sometimes nature is more beautiful than a painting
This photo from Facebook gives you a very different view of color.
Low-key painting is usually of reduced intensity; restrained; understated having chiefly dark tones, usually with little tonal contrast
High-key painting is a style of lighting that is bright, even, and produces little contrast between light and dark areas of the scene.-, usually with little tonal contrast.