Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Creative Space



This week it’s page 86 of the Meet Me At Mikes book, the raw ingredients and some creative thinking via more dead stick drawing. Not because making fabric coasters has anything to do with dead sticks and ink, but because it's interesting scribbling ideas with slightly unpredictable thick and thin ‘stick’ lines and blots of blackness. Every time I try this, my scribbles start out all tight and measured and end up all loose and quirky-like and then my kids reckon I ‘draw awesome’.

You know where to go to see what everyone else is up to this week...

26 comments:

Amanda said...

I'd have to agree with your kiddos :) Very cute photo!!!!

Mel said...

Well, you just know you're on the right track when the toughest critics reckon you're awesome! Love (like, drooling love) the fabrics. I have to say that coaster project has called to me on a number of occasions. Let us know how it goes ... and if the kids approve ;)

Catherine said...

I can't wait to see the finished products, the fabric you are using look great together. :)

Kylie said...

That's so fabulous... I love that idea of loosening up the fingers and morphing into awesome-ness! Great space :) K

sophie said...

I love making coasters, so much fun, quick and instantly satisfying!

Leonie Guld said...

oooooo, I'll be waiting!! Don't you just love that book? I love mine!

caramela said...

Fab fabrics! i am glad you are not doing that while driving as well!
Enjoy,
Annamaria

CurlyPops said...

What a lovely selection of greens... envious here much?

One Flew Over said...

Well, I think you draw awesome period. Can't wait to see your coasters, especially in that gorgeous fabric pile...hmmm...honeycomb - how delicious.

Kirsty said...

I love this shot.

I can't wait to see your stick drawn coasters.

Sandrine said...

Me too...just LOVE this fabric selection!How great to be called an awesome drawer by his little treasures!!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Well , they're right . You do draw awesome .In fact , I'd go even further and say you're the awesomest at stick drawing !

kellie said...

Lovely picture ~ and fabulous green fabrics!

Lucy Bowler said...

Looking forward to seeing the coasters. This photo could be a promo for the book, it looks just perfect! Better email it off to Pip!!

Gina said...

I love the coasters in that book. Looks like you've chosen the perfect fabrics. Bring on the dead sticks!

Nikki Cardigan said...

If I'm thinking what you're thinking, I love it!

Kuka said...

love those polka dots!

SewHum said...

Can't wait for the finished product!

Lauren said...

Lovely colours. Its going to look great!

Holly said...

Oooh I love the fabric in that pic. Green is my favourite colour!

Cindy said...

You so have to listen to the kids - you know they know everything. I can't wait to see some more.

Christy said...

cute craft space and fabrics!

Jenaveve said...

Well I think you 'draw awesome' too :)

I'd love to get this book one day.

M* (Melanie) said...

Wow it's a great shot! Can't wait to see the coasters! You can show your kids you 'make awesome' too!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your polka dotted lovelies in the photo! Look forward to seeing your finished project!

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

Oh, i love stick drawing!!
I am such a complete control freak that there's nothin' like a bit of sheer unpredictability to bring me all unstuck and completely going with the stick-style 'flow'. (Please excuse the pun-fest) : D
Awesome cs Tania!!