Of course I can't have a sewing day (or a few sewing hours) without doing a sewing sketch - can I? Once again I am leaving it to the weather gets cooler before I start sewing. Last years dresses that I made for Santo Domingo were not very successful - I have definitely refined the model. The navy polka dot dress I hurriedly made for SG at Xmas time is close to the ultimate sketching outfit but unhappy with the make… so today I started another one. Of course once I get the sewing machine working (and the overlocker/serger threaded- this is the big issue) I start making big plans and exploring options. 'Need' another travel skirt(with secret pocket) as well. The big question is whether my purple dress will make it to a 4th symposium in a row!!!
And while I am seeming to be obsessed with pigments… on Thursday a lovely little package arrived from Georgia Mansur (australian artist) whose Daniel Smith palette has just been released. So of course I asked for a dot card didn't I? - it came with some extra goodies as well. THere are a lot of amazing paints in the Daniel Smith range… including some of these! AND I naughtily bought a tube of Moonglow in honour of my friend Charlene the other week - so when Georgia suggested that she wish it was in her palette, I decided it was time to confess about that extravagant purchase! I really am aiming to only buy things that I normally use!