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I am taking part in The Sketchbook Project. Each participant selects a color and a theme. I chose red and “This is not a sketchbook”, for the theme. You can read more about it here. Mine arrived in the mail yesterday.

The sketchbooks are sent back to the Brooklyn Library of Art in January and will then go on tour.

Every day, (or most days!), I will come up with a word, idea or inspiration for the day and create a fiber sketch to interpret it.

Have I complained about living in a rain forest lately? It was pouring rain again today. We finally saw a bit of sunlight this evening around 6 pm. Sooooo, today’s word is rain.

I am leaving space at the bottom of the page to document the date and the theme for the day.

I hope I can keep up with this. It would probably be easier to actually sketch since I can take it with me.

A couple of weeks ago, I was playing with making prints using actual leaves. I learned this technique from the Carol Duval show on HGTV, years ago. I paint the backs of leaves, using a foam brush. Then, you carefully place it on fabric. Next, take some folded tissue paper (4 layers) and larger than the leaf and place it over the leaf and pat, pat, pat. The tissue paper picks up the stray paint and you get a nice impression of the leaf.

This afternoon, I had to get out of the house so I went out in the yard and took some photos of wet plants.

7 Responses to “RAIN…”

  1. pamdora says:

    The raindrops are great. I love the lines. Good for you for doing the sketchbook project.

  2. Sylvia says:

    I really like your rain forest and your work in general!!!

  3. Marti Lew says:

    Hi Gerrie, I love your work, always checking your site to see what you are doing. A few weeks ago I finished a piece, using dandelion leaves as printing material – something new and a lot of fun! I think I posted it in the June lst blog, check it out if you get a chance.

  4. Helen Conway says:

    Sigh. I should not write comments whilst still blearily eating breakfast in a rush. I meant to say ‘I just signed up’… sorry for sounding like a lingusitically challenged rapper

  5. Helen Conway says:

    Oooh I juys signed yo for that too but I haven’t got my book yet.

  6. Jeannie says:

    I like the rain in your sketchbook much better than what is pelting us now! What media did you use? It really is beautiful. Have a great (and hopefully dry) weekend.

  7. Kristin L says:

    You may not like the rain, but it likes you! Lovely painting/print/composition.