LOTS Of Paintings And Sidewalk Cafes

ICAD 2015 - Element Picker | Whims And Fancies

 

Day 7 – Periodic Table

Derivative of Colour Picker – An Element Picker

 

Last year I got to know about icad – Index Card A Day – at Daisy Yellow, but it was toward the very end of the event.  So I decided to not bother joining it at the last moment.  This year, however, I was ready to jump start my drawing, which I had been missing very dearly.  Since the 1st of June I made a commitment to draw one index card per day.  This set is from my first week.

 

 

ICAD 2015 - Taxi | Whims And Fancies

 

Day 6 – Taxi

They need to go home too!

 

 

ICAD 2015 - Owl | Whims And Fancies

 

Day 5 – Owl

Want to play in the rain with me?

 

 

ICAD 2015 - Mailbox | Whims And Fancies

 

Day – 4 Mailbox

From the Edwardian Era, for one of my favourite authors, P. G. Wodehouse

 

 

ICAD 2015 - Map | Whims And Fancies

 

Day 3 – Map

Milky Way, in case you were going that way

 

 

ICAD 2015 - Carnival | Whims And Fancies

 

Day 2 – Carnival

The book Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury has haunted my dreams for a very long time, but no more.

 

 

ICAD 2015 - Chevron | Whims And Fancies

 

Day 1 – Chevron

I love to swim in the summer; sunlight reflecting off water is one my favourite sights.

 

 

The event runs until July 31st, that makes a total of 61 cards.  You can find out more about it at the Daisy Yellow website in case you are inclined to join in.  It should be a lot of fun for kids too.  I am really loving it so far and I am very happy with my progress.  I hope you enjoyed the little show and tell.  I will share more cards as I draw along.

 

 

Sidewalk Cafe Quilt Pattern for travel or coffee and tea lover | Whims And Fancies

 

 

I have one little sewing note to mention.  Since I love coffee and tea so much, cafe stops are a must for me while travelling.  Those are also the best places to try out local food and watch life happening around me.  That thought initiated the Sidewalk Cafe quilt pattern.  I made mine with British Motor Racing colours and used the address of my all-time favourite fictional detective as the name of the cafe.

 

 

Sidewalk Cafe Quilt Pattern for traveller or cafe and tea lover | Whims And Fancies

 

 

I had fun making these alternate versions.  Wouldn’t it be nice to make a cafe quilt block each for different places and make a table runner or a wall hanging?  I wish I had more time to create, don’t you?!!

 

Happy Crafting,
-Soma

 

 

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Capturing A Little History

Jedburgh Abbey Doorway Details

Drawing of a doorway detail, Jedburgh Abbey, Scotland

In school, I was never very good at history, I always managed to only pass by the skin of my teeth.  I had the hardest time following the syllabus.  Whenever I came across an era that I liked, I researched, read and dove in, completely ignoring everything else that was being taught in the classroom.  The good thing about being a grown up is that now I can continue to do that without the pressure of grades.  I also don’t have to stick to just books, I can now travel to places of historic interest as well.  I love prehistory, archaeology and ruins.   That took me to Scotland twice.

Sword Relief On Stone From Iona Abbey

 Drawing of a stone relief, Iona Abbey, Scotland

I recently started drawing again after a long hiatus.  I missed the scratching sound of pencil on paper too much.  I went through my Scotland photos and picked out a few to draw.  In the evening after a long day, it’s wonderfully relaxing to revisit the places through drawing while listening to some comforting old TV show or movie.  I think these drawings would make nice embroidery designs too.

DSLR Camera Quilt Pattern

I could not have done these drawings without my trusty camera.  I made the SLR camera pattern many months ago and never got around to making it.  My friend Amanda recently made this pillow from that pattern.  I squealed in joy when I saw the picture.  I LOVE the way she quilted it.  I already told her that I am going to copy that quilting design when I make my quilted camera.

-Soma

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