July 27, 2011
July 24, 2011
July 21, 2011
July 19, 2011
Repainting an old wooden toy for my daughter's school. It's from the 60s.
The school provided me with a jag of white acrylic paint, so I'm using that and my own Golden Acrylics paint for other colors. I noticed how much better Golden Acrylics are, compared to the one from school that is made in China.
There's more pigments and less medium so the colors are more opaque & vibrant. I guess comparing it with a kids paint to Golden Acrylics is as silly as comparing a toy car to a real car, but it never registered in my mind that I use such a good paint because it just was what I had left since my art school days and I kept using it. (With occasional flirting with Holbein acrylics, which is pretty good, too.) Using another paint reassured me that Golden does make good stuff.
|drying milk bottles.|
July 18, 2011
I wanted to make a summery dress for my almost-4-year-old.
It's so nice that I have friends who can give me sewing advises on a whim. (Designers, theater costume person; most of them make living doing it!) It almost makes me feel like sewing is as normal as eating a sandwich for lunch here. I guess New York City IS a fashion-oriented city, after all.
July 6, 2011
July 4, 2011
A shipment of new envelopes came and this time I got some new colors: persimmon & curry. Persimmon was a slightly orange-ish red, which is one of my favorite hue.
I really like this mustardy-yellow color with my bunny trumpeter birthday card.
Happy July 4th!
Getting ready for my class this Thursday! I cut out lots of samples. This time, we are trying "Monkiri-gata", a type of pape...
Last time I went home, I learned how to crochet from my 90-year-old grandmother, mainly because I wanted to try making those crochet dish-sc...