Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hold Yer Horses, Spring's A-Comin'



I needed a horse for my Out of Asia challenge so I did some sketching with watercolor paints and a brush.









It's funny, but I think I like the first one best.



I sketched it onto fabric with a blue washout pen.  I'm going to quilt/sketch with the threads in the photo -- the spool with the grey plastic is 28 wt cotton Aurifil.  I wanted to use thick black thread, but I don't have any.  I found this in my stash -- I probably I bought it to use for tree trunks, but I think it will be fine for a horse.  I don't know if it's apparent from the picture, but it's a variegated black and brown.

And spring is finally here -- these little tulips are always the first thing to bloom in my garden each year.

2 comments:

Beth said...

Isn't it amazing what we find in our stash.... especially if we have kept it forever!!!!

Spring???? we are in full on HOT summer... or so it felt... a few days ago. Today is more like spring!!! Love those tulips!!!

Robbie said...

I loved, loved, loved your Out of Asia piece!!!! Just wonderful!!!