Monday, September 17, 2007

Nikki's New Sketchbook

I had fun painting paper and creating a journal to hold all my dandelion ideas. I have a lot of preliminary ideas, but nothing I am particularly happy with. I've taken pictures of dandelions in my yard, attempted to sketch dandelions and played with all the little yellow buttons, brads and scrapbooking supplies I have hanging around. I've also been on a search for yellow yarns, but yellow doesn't appear to be a popular color at this time.

I attempted to create the flying seeds from a piece of wire and some white eyelash yarn. We have a lot more seeds around here than flowers.

I tried flower pounding for the first time. I found that I especially don't care for the smell of crushed dandelions. Between the smell, mess and poor results, I don't think I will be trying that again.

In another experiment, I tried thread painting dandelions on various fabrics and then cutting up strips for a new little quilt. I like the bright colors, but it doesn't say dandelion to me.

I have some yellow fibers on order, so hopefully I will have something new to play with soon.


Françoise said...

Wow Nikki! You've been busy.

StegArt said...

Francoise took the words right out of my mouth. I really like that last little quilt.

Karen said...

I'm feeling the same way you are. I've tried different ideas, but nothing really stands out. I'm going to focus on other things for a while and maybe something will pop out

Gerrie said...

I am impressed with all of your ideas. Great work.

katelnorth said...

very interesting, Nikki - thanks for sharing your process.