Friday, January 18, 2008

I haven't been idle!

Well school and all it's strains have hit back in full flow and my posts are getting fewer and further between. I hate this term, it is always so hectic with the race for GCSE coursework in full swing. However we did have a most wonderful course today with trainner called Barry Hymer who was so inspirational and has made me re-evaluate how I deal with my pupils. I don't often talk about school here as these two parts of my life don't really meet but I am so fired up about what he has to say about how we deal with young people I wanted to let it out.

Anyway, look at the lovely card I got from Debbie in the calendar girls swap. Check out the pretty button on the side if you want to know more. (If you are viewing on internet explorer you will see no pretty picture just a title but it should still work) I bought this nice frame in IKEA on a recent trip, and it is perfect for displaying the cards.Thanks Debbie it is so much more depth and vivid in colour in real life.
The next thing is what I did in design this week. Our new topic is homes and since my house is full of toys I didn't want to do anything of mine so on brainstorming home, I came up with terrace houses, from the valleys where I grew up and from there I got on to the lives of the welsh miners wife, the welsh MAM. So this week we had to draw in tones as we are doing form, and I chose to draw artifacts from the turn of the century that a collegue lent me. I had an iron kettle, and flat iron, a churner, a ceramic rolling pin and some dolly pegs. I had a blast! It was so good to be lost in the drawing and at the end to feel pleased with what I had done.
Very productive I think. I am also working on my idea for TIF, I have made a start but will show more when more is completed. Have a great weekend.

8 comments:

Sue B said...

Carol your drawing is terrific!

Doreen G said...

Love the drawing Carol

Joanna van said...

This is really great sketching Carol. I hope you are able to use this with your fiber creations. I know it must be difficult to get all those different angles!

Debbi Baker said...

What fabulous sketching/shading Carol!! And the postcard display is a really good idea.

Purple Missus said...

You never told us you could draw like this!
Its fantastic. I do envy people like you that can capture what you see on paper. You are amazing.

Debbi's postcard looks great displayed in that frame. Is there enough room to put all twelve in?

Pat said...

Love the frame and the drawing. I too am envious of people who can draw.

MargaretR said...

Llun da iawn Carol.

Homeleightigger said...

Beautiful drawing Carol. Val