I took another class today from Terry Banderas, this time in Rocklin, California (about an hour from where I live). An easy drive up the freeway, especially since I got a GPS!!!
The assignment/lesson was to learn how to use a Grid to line up a subject to draw/paint and get it perfect. You can only imagine how every bone in my body rebelled about doing anything
per fec t ly! Oy Vey!
Talk about tension.
The idea is to draw a grid using pencil, T-square and paper and then to copy one square at a time the contents of that picture on top to the grid on the bottom.
I did it and according to Terry I did it well enough.
But it is not about being in the zone, let me tell you.
Then as if that wasn't stressful enough we were then
to create a larger grid on our paper (1.5" squares)
numbered 1-7 across and A-E down the paper.
And THEN to transfer again square by little square of content onto our grid.
I loved the day...getting myself there; meeting the other artists; learning something new; challenging myself to do something outside my box!
...and shopping for yarn in the Craft Store where the class was held: Beverly's!
________________My apologies to any Chinese people who might be looking at this and wondering what my words on the bowl mean. I just sort of ad-libbed what I saw quickly. ;-)