Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy New Year from College Station, Texas!

We are just about at the end our stay with family and ready to head out on another adventure with The Wanderer.

Between holiday celebrations, games of dominos and hanging out with family and friends I did manage to do a wee bit of arts and crafts.

I created some note cards from my drawing of The Wanderer.

Hmm…. perhaps this could be the start of a collection.

This is an attempt at drawing with colored pencils using Alyona Nickelsen’s book, Colored Pencil Painting Bible.

I am determined to master colored pencil drawing before returning home in April. (Master might be a bit of an overstatement.)

Not much progress has been made on the Zenbroidery project,

but there are still 3 months and hundreds of miles of stitching to go on this trip.

Now that Christmas has past I can share the photo of a gift Handy Randy made for his brother.

They are getting broken in with many games of dominos these past two weeks.

While many of you are snuggled in your studios creating fabulous art and/or craft projects during this cold month of January, I will be hiking in Texas (maybe doing a bit of drawing and a lot of reading.)

Monday, December 18, 2017

On the Road Again

The Underground is closed for the winter. Handy Randy and I have embarked on another adventure in The Wanderer. Currently we are hanging out at Navarre Beach Campground near our daughter-in-law and granddaughters. Later this week we will head to Texas for Christmas with family and exploration in Big Bend National Park and Davis Mountain State Park. Then on to warmer weather in Arizona.

Just because I am not in The Underground doesn’t mean I am not crafting and doing art. This is my travel studio. 

You will see Miss Wilma on the left with supplies for Prayer Flags resting on top. Next to Miss Wilma are my drawing and colored pencil supplies. The box on the right isn't part of my art and crafting, (sometimes you have to compromise a bit.) I have an easel and charcoal supplies in an outside storage compartment (way too messy to have indoors.) 

I also have my stitching which I will mostly do while we are moving down the road.

Remember this from our Northwest trip last summer 

It adds much needed color to the bland interior. The yellow and green pillows conveniently stow fleece blankets.

Here is another great drop cloth project made easy by using the RV Glide Tape.

The best thing about traveling in a small RV, I am forced to limit my supplies which means I can concentrate (and hopefully improve) on a few things instead of hopping around playing with multiple mediums. This trip it will be drawing with graphite, charcoal and colored pencils, embroidery and playing around in Photoshop Elements.

I won’t have a lot of projects to share over the winter but I will try to check out some Art and Craft events and maybe some Art Galleries to share with you.

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