Tuesday, February 19, 2013

several drawings

a supermarket


a winter scene


the batik lesson

a flower shop

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

free drawings

a bar


bakery


a tropical island


knitting



physical therapy



a pizza place

Monday, February 4, 2013

more free drawings


flappers

rain

church

Saturday, February 2, 2013

to batik or not to batik;

;that is the question i am currently contemplating.  i found some old batiks today and it made me long for the process of batik, which has been my first love for over 30 years.  the problem is how to batik in a tiny flat.
the process is complex and messy and i don't know how to proceed without a proper studio.


Batik in an ancient wax resist method of  decorating cloth.  A design is painted with molten wax, then the fabric is submerged in a dye bath.  this process is repeated for each color in the design.  Finally the wax is removed, often leaving tiny veins of color called " crackle" and characteristic of much batik work.







Friday, February 1, 2013

some silly drawings


design




shoe shine stand




lil red riding hood



a garden