Thursday, February 17, 2011

More sketchbooks!

AWOL again - Doesn't time fly when the boys come back to school!

I have been sewing but I can't show you yet. There is rust dyed fabric and thermofax screen prints and a bit of embellishing happening but not enough to show you. Maybe after the weekend.

I've been playing in my sketchbook again.  The Sketchbook Challenge has really focused me on my drawing skills (or lack thereof).  I'm starting to feel comfortable about the idea of drawing/painting a design before I start to make a quilt.  I think that could be a good thing. 

I have to make a quilt by July/August  and I've decided to journal the process, so my drawing skills need to be a bit better (read - a lot better) than they are.

I'm also doing an on-line journaling course with Alisa Burke.  She is just amazing.The learning curve is very steep!  I'm having lots of fun, learning heaps and not sewing enough!

Over the weekend we went to the Wooden Boat Festival. It was huge!



There is a band in that shed! The shed has been built on top of a 14 foot tinny!  Amazing!

They were playing local Tasmanian Folk Music - some of it I knew (My Grandmother used to sing some of them!)

They cruised around the docks all weekend (we had a long weekend here in Hobart this weekend.

It must be the busiest weekend I've ever seen in Hobart. 

We had the Wooden Boat Festival. The Royal Hobart Regatta , The Hobart Cup (horse race)

Who would live anywhere else!



Chris said...

And add to that Salamanca Market, the Italian Festival ........... I am exhausted, like everyone else, but it was fabulous!! Cx

elle said...

Your drawing skills are coming along wonderfully. I like that diagonal sketch. Beautiful homeland!

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Sally - Just wanted to say hi and to let you know that I enjoyed my catch-up read on your blog. Love all the sketches and the photos too of course -what a beautiful place to live!

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