My studio wraps itself around me and says "thank you for cleaning" every time I enter. This took awhile because my goal was to clean only one item a day, however, here we are half way through January and I can find everything in the drawing/art supplies half of the room -->
<--and in the sewing side of the room.
On top of the chest of drawers is an antique Persian prayer rug, inherited from my grandmother.
Despite its threadbare state, the craftsmanship commands respect.
And I have no idea how my grandmother acquired it.
In the meantime, I attempted the first assignment for Veronica Lawlor's "A Drawing A Day" class in fabric after doing it on paper; a blind sketch of items on my (newly cleaned) desk.
Well, you know, a half-blind sketch. I had to look more often in order not to sew my fingers.
First, I sewed down some fabric pieces to help block out the composition of brushes, markers and pens
The emphasis for the first week was on line--wild line! My little ol' Singer was (almost literally) smokin' by the time I finished--a very exhilarating way to draw!