Sunday, January 17, 2010

Assignment "Window Pane" Week 1

The Little Clay House

The creative process unfolds...
After receiving many comments from fellow blogger's writing that they enjoyed seeing my illustration develop. I decided to share what I've gotten done this past week.
Most of my time was spent drawing the four sides of a little clay cottage given to me by a friend years ago. The composition was laid out to resemble the four parts of a window pane.
Yesterday I spent most of my time trying to track down a material called Mica. In the end, I had to order it on line and am hoping it arrives before next Monday's deadline. If you don't already know what Mica is, you will have to wait because it will spoil the fun.
Today, I gathered papers from my studio to add to the drawing and I'm still thinking if I will write something to go along with the illustration. Hope you enjoy as much as I have.
Be sure to stop over to Mr. Toasts Creative Tuesday to see what the others have come up with.


  1. I enjoy seeing your creations for this challenge. I am looking into finish something up for the window challenge. It is sitting on my desk at school.

  2. the cottage illustrations are just darling:)

  3. Oh I love this. I am learning a lot too. As you can tell I am new at the art thing. I love to do brick, stone, fences. We are studying highlighting and shading now. Using acrylics at this time. I am looking forward to watercolors. Can't wait for you finish.

  4. A little house for a hobgoblin, I am not sure what a hobgoblin is but I spent most of my childhood trying to spot one! Mica? I seem to remember that from my geology class, is it a bit like glitter?

  5. Whoa !! What a lovely !!
    I wish I can draw half good as you.

  6. I like the drawings, it has that adorable feel to them. perhaps adorable is not the right word but it's quite lovely to look at

  7. I love your drawings, and I am wondering how you are going to use the mica!

    thank you for your sweet comment too :)


  8. Karen,
    This is so clever and exciting to see that you are actually ordering materials for it. Thank you for showing us the process. Yes, we love it!

    It sounds like you have another post when this is completed, so should I post to this, the next piece, or to both? Actually, I think I will do just that.

    Very clever! Thank you so much. :)

  9. Very creative, can't wait to see part 2!

  10. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with all the supplies. I'm curious to hear about the mica...please describe what it's like to work with it. And the colours of your paper (or fabric?) are deliciously gorgeous.



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