Well, I'm off in another hour to Nine Irish Brothers for a meal and to meet up with some single friends for a fun night. But first, I thought I'd show you what I've been up to in the past 24 hours.
I added the tail to the first bookmark I tatted and then tatted another from some of the thread I dyed last May. Neither are blocked yet and I haven't even hidden my ends on the second one but I'll do that tomorrow.
This afternoon I took a class with one of my favorite watercolor teachers, Rena Brouwer, at the Frankfort Public Library. She thought it would be a short class and we'd be out early. Ha! No Way! The painting on top was first and we used the back of a leaf to "stamp" the paper. She always shows lots more things to do with any technique but this was my attempt at creativity. One of the things I love is seeing how everyone else's work turned out. Unfortunately, I didn't bring my camera.
The second painting was actually the more involved one. Both are on 6" x 8" paper so these are not huge works of art. I'd like to do both again, differently. We were literally still painting at 4:00 p.m., the end of class. I'm always amazed at how different they look when I get home compared to when I am there. I guess because I'm right on top of it when I'm painting. They also look different when you mat them.
At some point, I'd like to combine my painting with my tatting but I'm going to have to get a whole lot better with the painting before I do that!