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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Darling Angel Collage Tutorial

So I finally have my computer back and can get back to work with some of my book projects but while I waited for it I got a few collages done.  Here is one.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Boy With Chin on Hand in Charcoal

I really love drawing children.  This is just one more in a long line of charcoal drawings of children just for fun.  It's about time I finished this one.  I started it some time ago.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

My drawing of Aviator boy in Charcoal

I found that I never published this charcoal drawing of the little aviator boy.  I'm still without my computer but finally, I have the opportunity of getting my old one fixed or getting a newer one.  I'm still praying about which to do and trust that God will lead me.  It has been a blessing to have this borrowed computer and to even have enough to think about replacing or repairing the old one.  I am very blessed.  Happy Birthday to me.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Georgia Plantation Paper House Model

Here is another paper house model, this time for a Georgia Plantation.  The books are all published and ready to be purchased.  We'll see if anyone buys one.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Butterfly Pattered Knitted Baby Blanket

This is a variation on the Bow Tie pattern.  I thought it looked more like a butterfly in the end so that's what I'm calling it.

Cast on in multiples of 10 + 7.  In this case I cast on 107.

First 4 rows work in stockinette stitch: Purl first row, then knit one row, purl one row, knit one row.

5th row starts the butterfly pattern on purl row: P6, *with yarn behind, slip 5 stitches, yarn in front, purl 5 stitches, repeat from * with last stitch, p1.

Knit side rows just knit across.

7th row, 9th row, 11th row, 13th row, repeat 5th row, until there are 5 strings hanging on the knit side.

14th row: K8, *make butterfly body knot (slip the needle under all 5 strands hanging, k next stitch but before pulling off the old stitch, pull the loop back around the 5 strands and knit the stitch again, then pull the first over the second stitch off the right needle), k 8, repeat from * to end.

15th row through 18th row work stockinette stitch.

19th row purl row: P1, * with yarn behind, slip 5 stitches, yarn in front, purl 5 stitches, repeat from * with last stitch p1.

Knit side rows just knit across.

Repeat 19th row till you have 5 strands on the knit side.

28th row Knit side: K3 *make butterfly body knot, k9, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, butterfly body knot, k3.

repeat these 28 rows till the blanket is as long as desired.

I added a contrasting color, picked up stitches all around and knitted a border for this blanket.  You can crochet a lacy border if preferred.

I hope you enjoy this pattern.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A Tribute To My Friend Dennis Lewis

I don't want to forget the awesome friend Dennis was to me and influential to my art so I filmed bits of the reception night at the tribute show we did for him back in February.  I miss him every day.  Hard to believe it's been two years since he passed.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Lantern Boat Girl Collage

So it looks like it may be another month before we can get my computer out of the repair shop but in the meantime, I created another video using this borrowed one and iMovie.  I think the iMovie has some good points even if it lacks some of the bells and whistles I'm used to using.  In any case, it's working for my purposes.