Friday, 3 June 2022

Back to Nature

 Our theme for the year at the Waverley Art Quilters is Back to Nature. After a few years of contemporary and abstract work, it is really nice to go back to nature. Everyone else in the group feels the same. Maybe after what we have been through in the last couple of years, it feels right to connect with nature again.

I started a new sketchbook and try to draw regularly.

Our first topic was flowers and the the following month was leaves.

Last Month our topic was Seed pods. I have a collection of seed pods because I have always loved them. Here is a photo of a few in my collection.

I enjoyed drawing them, it is hard to photograph the book though, the pages won't stay open.

I finally came up with the idea of holding the pages back with a clip, it made it a bit easier to photograph.

I wonder if this work will eventually translate into any quilts. Our next topic is Feathers.

Bye for now,



Magpie's Mumblings said...

It will be fun to see what doing the drawings will lead to. I'm sure you will carry it further and translate the drawings into fabric. I'm intrigued with the thought of something done in simple black and white to reflect the drawings...perhaps stitching with the 'fancy' stitches on the machine?

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Magpie Mumblings, I could imagine doing them in stitch. Maybe I'll just improve by drawing skills, time will tell.