After a very long hiatus, I've been trying to "paint on canvas" again. Instead of doing my people portraits or animal paintings I thought I would work in the style of my art journal pages. First of all, I bought very cheap "stretched/primed" canvasses at Michael's. In the outer lobby. Package of 10 so Byron and I could divide it. The canvasses are very rough--not ready for painting at all. The second picture/canvas needs more work. But I think I will just gesso over it and start anew.
I am in the process of making a new art journal. I've cut the pages, made the signatures and punched the holes for sewing. That's the easy part. Now I have to measure and cut the binding, line it up with covers (6x8 canvas boards) glue it down, and either paint or paste down color copies/image for the front and back covers. It never (NEVER!) turns out correctly. Perfectly. I am a sloppy artisan. I have made so many of these art journals and made notes on what to do. It's something about the math/ the measurements that never turn out right. I'm all about the right brain.
I went to JoAnn Fabrics yesterday in search of some pretty yarn and impulsively decided to try my hand at crocheting some socks. I saw the pretty Lion Brand "Amazing" yarn that my daughter Abby had used for one of her crocheted scarves and even got the same "wildflowers" color (although the colors look much darker on the skeins that I bought.) I also realized later that the yarn is probably not fine enough to be used with the size crochet hook called for in the pattern. But I'll give it a try!