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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Back to the drawing board...kinda

I have to admit that I was struggling with some of our drawing lesson the last week or so in our online MIP class..but we have to move on, don't we, if we're going to learn anything!  Hilary is really good at being aware when her students are struggling or needing encouragement and she did just that this past week.  Actually, we're doing a bit of a recap in next week's lesson(s) as well.

This was a picture I saved from a newspaper clipping several, several years ago!  I had to color it in because it was fading!  I've always liked the design/ I used it to crop two small 2"x3" images.

And my two little crops.....I had more fun coloring them in than I did drawing them!  HA

Based on some of Hilary's input I worked on this piece and enjoyed it!  Who knew!

This page was made up of several cards and pics I found in magazines that I liked.  Gives me lots of choices, right!

From that grouping of pictures, I ended up making a drawing of the elements back in May.   I have decided that I prefer leaves/foliage vs flowers so I'm anticipating my final design for the end of 2020-2021 for Hilary's class will be composed of leaves.

Next up, we were to crop from our picture (and you could do more than one).  I had already done a crop from the drawing above in May, so figured I'd just go with it.

We're to select one that we would like to collage in paper and I thought this would be a good choice and easy.   

And this was my end result using above crop for my inspiration.  I collected some of our previous stamped/dyed papers in colors for my collage and created this piece!  This is small, 5.5" x 8.25" and I put it in my  accordion journal.

I am happy with how my collage came out and it really gave me a boost to get back to looking at my saved pictures or previous collage pieces I've done.   Our next step is to pick a favorite that we want to reproduce in fabric!  Yikes!  I'm going to have to work on doing more cropping and collage work before I get to this step.  We're going to draw onto felt and fill in with cut pieces of fabric(s).  Should be fun but I'm just taking my time working on small collages.  We'll resize those collages to a size we want to work in.  Until then...back to the "drawing board"!


  1. Isn't it interesting the kind of new direction you are getting through this year-long class? Very nice collage work. And fabric? Oh boy!

  2. Love this new path you are taking……really great!

  3. It's so interesting to zero in on part of a larger design. You never know what you'll find! I really like your leaf designs.


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