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Snippet Sunday

I forgot to take pictures of this week's creative endeavors,* but I remembered to take one of Ti'Loup's quilt. (fresh out of the washing machine; should have ironed it for the photo. :P )  And because frigg made me laugh with a comment the other day to the effect of "In my mind, your craft room is a pristine space," you also get a bonus of the reality that is my atelier. I did spare you the mess that is the children's side. In fact, their workspaces so are overflowing with their stuff that they always come to my tables... o.O In fact, I had just cleaned the table on the left to install the new tablecloth and the stuff you see there is Junebug's and Sprout's paintings in progress.

So, the blanket:


* I did some colored pencil sketches of fruits and plants, and two watercolor "exercises". One was an attempt (following a tutorial) of painting mixed media abstract flowers. I kind of failed on the abstract part. I think I'll take another stab at it is this week. I also did a painting of a leaf as an exercise in mixing colors. While I'm not happy about how my leaf turned out, I did succeed in mixing up the colors I wanted, using those handy watercolor mixing charts I made a while back, which you can see hanging on the left-hand wall in the photo above.  Junebug joined in every now and then, but Sprout did both exercises with me, and we had a lot of fun talking color together. It was neat to hear her repeating Quinacridone Magenta and Burnt Sienna to herself. It is amazing to watch a kid making knowledge her own.


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Jun. 13th, 2016 01:45 pm (UTC)
The blanket is gorgeous! I love it. And "Quinacridone Magenta" and "Burnt Sienna," murmured repeatedly, sound like a spell. Maybe S is casting something.

Jun. 13th, 2016 02:05 pm (UTC)
I like how the blanket turned out, too. :) Good thing since I didn't have time to stitch ALL of it.

Interesting spell that would be! Will have to ask her...in a roundabout way of course.
Jun. 13th, 2016 05:22 pm (UTC)
It's pristine compared to my space. :-)
Jun. 13th, 2016 07:16 pm (UTC)
LOL. I guess I should have showed the kids' side after all to put all thoughts of "pristine" to rest. >:)

In any case, you have inspired me to get Junebug's table cleared off. I have only come into the craft room 10 times today with the intention of finishing the tidying that I have started. :P
Jun. 14th, 2016 04:47 pm (UTC)
If you only knew...I have three rooms in the house where I've made a pact with myself. I must throw/dispose of/deal with one thing in each room each day. Doesn't have to be big, I just have to deal with something. Because they are havens of un-pristineness and abominable. I manage fairly well in two of the three and am seeing real progress in one of those. The third remains the abode of a slattern. Unfortunately, that's my writing room. Ah well.
Jun. 14th, 2016 07:24 pm (UTC)
I feel you. And when things get to a certain state, it is soooo hard to actually make a move to improve them. It is just so overwhelming. Let me know how the pact goes.
Jun. 16th, 2016 02:44 pm (UTC)
lol... your craft room looks good! I had the windows right, but not the chairs, and I'd imagined the table being less cluttered and placed in the middle of the room. :p
Jun. 18th, 2016 03:52 pm (UTC)
The chairs have been moved in here from the dining room to give the kids access to my tables. /:)

We have always had the tables against the wall, but we can put them together in the middle of the room if we need a larger surface, like for cutting big pieces of fabric.
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