Whilst looking at other blogs I have realised how envious I am of what I would call proper 'surface designers'. Individuals who are really skilled with pencil and paint brush, or who can create masterpieces with cad. I would love to have half their drawing skills. My foundation tutor used to say that drawing is mark making, and is just as valid if the marks are made with a needle and thread. Whilst I do believe that, drawing in the conventional sense is a skill I wish I had. Obviously you can't progress through an art and design degree without some drawing, but it never really felt natural to me, I was always pulled towards the stitched mark. By way of an illustration I have posted a couple of pictures from my current 'sketch book'. As you can see I use that term loosely because it is purely embroidery, ideas I have or techniques to experiment.
Helen is coming home at the weekend with Richard and I am so excited to see her. They are shortly going to move into their first home together so guess who has been buying presents??? And we have got them tickets to go to Rovers so it should be a good weekend. On a more sombre note......I am gutted about England............In fact I feel worse just typing it out. If you come back tommorrow, I'm sure I will be over it!!