That was the theme for the past week's Beyond Layers 2. I really don't think of myself as a collector, but when I started looking around the house, I found that
I am a collector of sorts. I love blue/white items of decor.
I also have lots of sea shells. They are mostly shades of white (my favorite color for decorating).
Their organic nature and variety of shapes appeal to me. Many of you already know I'm a Buddha
collector. I saw another one yesterday that I'm mulling over. I don't really need it but it's so beautiful. But then.....do we really need anything we collect???
This past week has been really busy. I'm still working on my face drawing skills.
This is the first few steps of the process using only colored pencils.
Oh the eyes.....they are the hardest for me. But Jane Davenport is certainly sharing her tips in her class.
Also this week our little "Eastside Art" group got together at Libby's house Wednesday and had a great time. In the morning we learned how to make our own gelatin "slab" for gelatin prints and made all kinds of wonderful prints. In the afternoon we sewed our prints on batting to make artistic "prayer flags". I did not take photos, but you can see great photos of our work here on Jacki's blog. She took wonderful photos of Libby's beautiful home and of our art. Thank you, Jacki. And a big thank you to Libby for sharing her talent with all of us. It really was a fun day!