Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ides of March Project


I shot this photo of sunflowers yesterday afternoon.  I'll be using them in class today to attempt a sunflower watercolor.  I am looking forward to seeing how it will come out.  I love sunflowers!


Finished shawl. 


 Never did come to appreciate the yarn... but I like the open look.  And, that it is finished.  ;)

25 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

If I wanted to show my complete stupidity, I'd ask if that shawl were knitted or crocheted. I love the lacy look. I can't wait to see what you do with that sunflower. The colors are--well, sunny.

Best,
Bonnie

From the Kitchen said...

After I posted my comment, I looked down and saw "Roanoke Part II". Of course I couldn't resist. Love the curtains Amanda was making (two years ago?). Then I went to the D-Day Memorial with you. There's also a great pottery in Bedford. I've been to the memorial and our guide was a WW II veteran. He was delightful and we were touched by our visit. Then I went with you to see those wonderful old Roanoke houses that I know so well. Any more Roanoke posts that I've missed. Can you tell I'm feeling a little homesick?

Best,
Bonnie

Christine said...

Where did you find Sunflowers this time of the year?
I love Sunflowers also.
If you do half as well as you did with the Rose, it's going to be wonderful.

Chatty Crone said...

Beautiful sunflower and shawl. I love it.

And Beware the ides of March - SHakespeare - I forgot why though!

Love,
sandie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, can't wait to see your sunflower picture. I love them, too. Great shawl and love the tutu.

podso said...

The shawl is lovely and reminds me of one I made a long time ago that's still with me, residing in my grandmother's old hope chest. The yarn seems to have a sheen to it and I wonder if it was harder to work with, thus you didn't appreciate the yarn. Looking forward to seeing your sunflowers! Should be a pleasure working with such a sunny subject!

Debbie said...

i'm eager to see what you do with that beautiful sunflower. And, of course your creations are always lovely. Thanks for your kind and heartfelt post!
Hugs, Deb

Debbie said...

As I sit and study that sunflower, I'm amazed that God gives such complex structures in nature. Several years ago, God gave me a revelation in music. Maybe I'll share it on my blog soon. This post made me think of it. Tanna, you have the incredible gift of art! I'm sure you would have been an artist in the Temple of God in Jerusalem. Looking forward to seeing your gifts displayed in the New Jerusalem! :) Selah!

California Girl said...

Excellent subject for a painting. My close friend here has done quite a few sunflowers. They are so bright & pretty &...sunny!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Sunflowers and Daisies of all kinds are my FAVORITES...they just brilliantly SMILE UP at you don't they? I will look forward to your watercolor!

The shawl is lovely.

nanny said...

Your sunflower watercolor will be awesome, I can't wait to see it!!

Love the shawl!

Mary said...

The shawl is really lovely and I'll be waiting anxiously for the unveiling of the sunflower picture. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Wanda said...

Your photo of the sunflower is just stunning. I know you will do a watercolor just as stunning.

One of my favorite flowers too, I painted several with a bird in the mix. It was a fun project.

Looking forward to your finished watercolor.

The shawl is lovely. A dear blogger friend made and sent me one during my cancer journey.

Amanda said...

I can't stand the teasing of seeing the photograph but no watercolor. I'm on pins and needles!! Hope we don't have to wait too long!

I've decided your mannequin model needs a name. Something just as unique as she is. Have you named her yet? She does make a wonderful model to your beautiful shawl. =)

Betsy said...

Love the shawl!

Sunflowers! Wow...we don't have those until July! ha.

Melissa Miller said...

Absolutely beautiful! :)

Sandy said...

Sunflowers are a favorite of mine and I can't wait to see what you do with them...beautiful photo.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Sunflowers truly are sunshine flowers no matter the weather! So bright and beautiful. Your shawl is quite lovely! Always nice to complete a project. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Carol............. said...

The shot of the sunflower is gorgeous!

The shawl looks like snowflakes... aren't you sick of winter yet? LOL

Christina said...

The ides of March is my favorite day of the year, it's my birthday. I loved that your titled your post that! Gorgeous sunflowers!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

I can't quite tell--is the shawl knit or crochet? At any rate, it's lovely. I love sunflowers too!
Best,
Susan

Katherine said...

I LOVE that picture of the sunflower! Such a happy flower isn't it? And I can't wait to see the water color picture you do. It's going to be great, I just know it. :-)

simpledaisy said...

Those sunflowers are beautiful!! I can only imagine just how much you'll enjoy painting them:)

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Gorgeous sunflowers!!! And your shawl turned out so pretty.

Deb said...

I love sunflowers....what beauty to paint...love the shawl..

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