Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Last night at Fiber Art Fusion

Last night, I went to my monthly Fiber Art Fusion meeting. We had a drawing workshop taught by one of our talented members, Mary Akers. Click on her name, and you can see her beautiful portrait work.

First of all, I don't draw. I really don't. I love making stuff with fabric, but I don't draw. So, I was a little nervous going into last night. Mary put us all at ease, and within no time, we were all drawing and sharing our drawings. It was a ton of fun, and I will try to take pictures for you all soon.

I really had a lot of fun, and am going to go purchase some charcoals soon. We used vine charcoal, and it was much less dense than I thought it would be. I am not sure what I was expecting, maybe to be drawing with some Matchlight or something. I even got my fingers dirty, which is not something I enjoy.

It did bring back memories of middle school art class, though. For three years I drew, painted, sculpted, did rubbings of, and other stuff I cannot remember of a dried out sunflower. If you went to my middle school, you, too will remember the sunflower in the art room.

Last night we drew peppers, fruit, wine bottles, pitchers, and bread. Well, those were our choices. I didn't draw all of those things. Peppers are a lot of fun to draw. They have lots of highlights and dips and curves.

I had a great time. Mary was an awesome teacher. I cannot wait until part II of this workshop.


Anonymous said...

Good for you! I used to love to draw. I don't do it so much anymore, but it was a great joy that I need to rediscover. Just like anything else, you get better with practice.

Debra said...

I'm glad you are finding time just for yourself--that's important with your family and school load.

Heidi Miracle-McMahill said...

i loved it too! i was very nervous, but really enjoyed it! she was amazing at putting everyone at ease.

Kay said...

Hooray for you! I'm the same way, but I bought Drawing for Dummies (I know, how stupid), and found it fascinating. Learned a lot just from that. It's a great idea for a fiber arts or quilt group program too.

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