Saturday, August 13, 2022

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC22 - Week 32

Welcome to Week 32 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  This week went by in a blur of activity.  What are the odds that I did any scrappy ORANGE sewing?

Read on to find out...

SUNDAY - The week began with a Zoom call with Knittingsuek:

MONDAY - Errands and art-ing...

This was from my Abstract Patterns class with @mandyevansartist where I attempted to mix up neutrals with my watercolors:

TUESDAY - Chores and art-ing were on the day's agenda.  This azalea in my garden...

Became an excuse to play with my watercolors, again:

WEDNESDAY - Work?  Nope.  I got a text about a half hour before tome to leave.  This might bother some, but it doesn't phase me in the least!  In fact, I was pretty happy about it.  The extra studio time gave me the opportunity to make some long-neglected phone calls and also allowed me the time to determine how I wanted to interpret these Purple Coneflowers from my neighbor's garden:

Ultimately, I opted to use my Posca pens and paired them with a few of my Prismacolor pencils for some extra shading:


I touched fabric scraps!!!  (Don't anybody faint - or get too excited!)  I moved them from one end of the cutting table to the other!  :P

I moved the pieces just so I would have something "quilty" to add to my Zoom conversation with LeeAnna @ Not Afraid of Color.  Here we are shown with me being (silly and) supportive by taking our photo while tipping over, as her iPad was refusing to switch to the portrait mode:

THURSDAY - Work... NOT!!!  :o))

What did I do instead???  I went shopping... Which is precisely why I work.  So I don't have time to shop!!!  :P

Before heading out, I (finally) remembered to decorate the gallery wire in ORANGE:

When I returned, I cut out the letter from the scrap I showed yesterday.  This will (eventually) be an ORANGE scrappy gift - which (unsurprisingly) just happens to be long overdue:

FRIDAY - This morning's Knit Group was a productive time for me.  (In a flash of brilliance) I decided to take a small amount of "collage fodder", a pair of scissors, and a glue stick with me so that I could get a start on a missed page in my Flowers Magic journal.  It was fun to hear the knitters' reactions:

Once home, I added marks and additional doodles in order to blend the artist papers with my own hand painted ones.  Here's the completed page:

SATURDAY - It's LINK PARTY day for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!  I hope you will join me in visiting Angela @ So Scrappy to see what the RSC Quilters have been up to this week.  Not much sewing related news here.

Last night this photo from my neighbor's garden...

Inspired me to do a loose drawing...

 With a touch of watercolor for a bit of color:

I'm having so much fun with paper and paint!  Have no fear, dear quilters, I will make my way back into the fabric stash.

Until next time...


  1. so many pretty flower artworks!
    Ironically that's the best pic I've taken in a long time Joy!
    my post is finally done too!

  2. Fun to see how you translated the flower into a sketch and then into a painting! Pretty minis on your gallery wire, too!

  3. Love the cone flower. I wish they would grow for me down here.

  4. Omg, I love your azalea interpretation! I'm getting the idea that you are currently so wrapped up in paper & paint that, not only is your quilting being neglected, your knitting is too! Hahaha! Life is short! Do what makes you happy!

  5. Yesterday, I was gifted an orange cone flower. . .I had no idea of what a nice scent they have. Your interpretation of your neighbor's purple coneflower was great! I too like it when work cancels and I too work so I don't go shopping. . .LOL--TerryK@OnGoingProjects

  6. I love seeing your "art-ing" stuff! I really like those patterns on neutrals, but it's all fun to see!


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