Thinking about dresses and pigments

May 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

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 year’s 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 the 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!


  • Beth says:

    Enjoying your blog a lot – I was planning to sew today but drew instead – must get to it soon as the weather here in Montreal has finally turned warm at last! Best of luck with your projects!

  • Liz it is wonderful to see you using my Georgia Mansur Palette and enjoying them so much in new and creative ways~ Daniel Smith Paints are incredibly vibrant and juicy which translates into a lot of colourful FUN !!! ~ Enjoy and best wishes with the new sewing projects and paintings! cheers, Georgia

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