A few days ago I posted Geraniums in the Window (see it here) and said that I needed to touch it up a little more. I did that last night. I darkened the shadow under the window and added some texture to the wall. Also, I hit the flowers with a little more light. Now it’s finished.
As promised here is the Cotton Hat crochet -2-. This is a simple, basic pattern that can be changed easily using different stitches. For example I have used a V-stitch on the main part of the hat on these before. Feel free to change it up.
Also, I have added a “Crochet page” to my blog. You will now see a tab at the top of the page that will take you to a tab that shows some of the crochet work I have done and many of them have patterns. Thanks for asking for them.
I had a customer suggest that I make some of the crocheted hats in cotton yarn for the summer. Here is a start. And I wrote the pattern out too. I will post it tomorrow along with the new Crochet page with other patterns.
Notice the variations in the three hats shown here. They all use the same pattern but using a different stitch for a couple of them. It’s fun to play around with the pattern so feel free to do your own thing.
I got a good start on this Geranium sitting in the window sill this past week. I haven’t been able to complete it yet but hopefully I will find some time in the next few days and then I can show you a finished painting. For all my painting students – can you see what’s missing? Maybe a shadow under the window ledge? And some weathering on the walls. Heavier shadowing on the window frame…..and on and on. ;-)
I haven’t posted the kids work in the last few weeks so I wanted to catch up with them. They are doing beautiful work (and learning something too)! We have had a few new students join us. If you have a young artist have them join us on Thursday afternoons at 4:15.
The next 1st Saturday Paint Party is May 3rd at 3 pm at the Blue Ridge Arts Council. We will be doing something a little different. We will paint two small paintings – a coffee cup and a slice of pie. Our paintings will be similar to these. To register contact email@example.com .