We live in a very creative household. Someone is always drawing, cutting, sewing, making or doing. Each of us works very differently. (Thankfully my husband is creative and neat, or this house would be a disaster!)
My son has really started to develop his own style. He carries a sketch book and a 2B pencil with him most places we go, His drawings are realistic representations and instantly recognisable. He is very good at faces, but is kind enough to only draw my profile with one chin. He wants to continue to study art at high school next year. His teacher has invited him to stay after school one day a week for extra study and he is very keen to do so.
He spent some of his birthday money to buy plasticene. He want to use it to make animations. He has made a couple of animations using magnetix. He took several hundred photos with my camera making a small move each time, then downloaded them into a movie.
He is trying out this character with his plasticene:
and playing around with the macro settings on the camera. Next he needs to write a script and build a set.
My daughter has made a quilt – no pattern, she just worked it out. Don’t think for one moment that I helped her. She hates to take instruction from me. I just back off, it avoids conflict. She’ll work it out by trial and error and will learn more that way than I could teach her.
I am pretty happy with this client quilt that I have just finished. I used a lightly variegated thread across hand-dyed fabrics and the effect is quite lovely.
RIGHT, onto the next project!