Saturday, October 23, 2010

Current Creative Pursuits

 I'm just dropping in a few pictures of what I'm working on lately at the doorstep.

The following are a couple of snippets of Christmas presents currently in progress.  It's okay to post, because the two recipients aren't likely to check my blog.  These are still in the experimental stage, so I'll post finished projects when they're complete.

Last weekend I took my first pastels class.  Below you'll find the completed project.  It's, what I believe to be, an English robin.  It's a rather large piece.... took three hours of class time, then I worked on it for a couple of hours at home.  I really, really like working with the pastels... lots of blending and layering.  Quite relaxing, actually!
Next month we'll be working on an owl, one of my very favorite birds!  We hear them, and when we're lucky, see them roosted in the trees around out house.  Hope you're enjoying a beautiful fall day!


Julia said...

Dulcy, I'm very impress with your artistic ability in drawing using pastel. It's gorgeous. You definitely have talents. I love those little proddy flowers on your new hooking project. Very sweet little house too. Take care and have a safe weekend. JB

Jennifer Richardson said...

Dulcy, your little
bird beauty is fanTAStic!!!
I love pastels, too,
and you are really,
gifted with those
little jewels of color!
What an amazing eye you have.
Have fun with the owl!

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

You are so talented! I liked what you are working on, and I really liked the hooked house and then I saw your bird painting with the pastels - it's terrific.

Cathy G. said...

Hi Dulcy,
I'm very intrigued by your new creations! The colors are so fun!
Pastels are great to work with....although i haven't done so since college days 100 years ago! Wow! More awesome talent.... your drawing is gorgeous!
Cathy G

Relyn Lawson said...

I love the way that you are pursuing your creative passions. I love that you are having such fun. Plus, I am so proud of you being featured in such a great magazine. Have I told you that yet?

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love the colors in your hooking projects! And your bird pastel is great!! You are sooooo talented! I love the idea of pursuing different artistic endeavors ~ it broadens us and makes us see things in a new way! Years ago (a hundred years ago, like Cathy G), I took painting classes and worked with pastels just a little bit ~ I love the look!

Tammy Burks said...

I'm loving how you have your robin on a snowy looks great! I know I keep saying this, but we need to get together soon...maybe some of your creative inspiration will rub off on me :)

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

The artwork is beautiful Dulcy and I am absolutely inspired by the design you are working on.
I have always wanted to try hooking(my mother was a huge fan and maker), but I wasn't interested in learning then. Sadly she left us in 1983 so I can't learn from her but I am going to give it a try this winter nonetheless.
Have a happy Sunday!
Tina xo

Relyn Lawson said...

Oooo... It was good to see you today. I miss you!

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