The Draw Something Every Day challenge. This started off with me thinking about pastel colours for an assignment. I saw a big heap of candy coated chocolate eggs on a market stall and started doodling shapes and arrangements for a potential design.

The assignment was to do colour mixing with pastel colours using a pointillist stitch technique in a design derived from an image. I tried to do some painting and drawing in pastel colours using shells and stones and flowers, but there was nothing I wanted to take further. I found it came more naturally to work the colours directly in the stitching in a more abstract way. It is inspired by the candy eggs and the doodles but has taken on a life of its own.

pastel French knots

Draw Something Every Day

4 thoughts on “Draw Something Every Day

  • October 9, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    fabulous dot study, i really love it

  • October 10, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    I agree, really lovely. I like the colour sweep across the shapes.

  • October 12, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    Color mixing in needlework fascinates me, but I have yet to get results I’m happy with. I guess I need to keep trying.

    I really like seeing how things translate from ideas and sketches to a finished design – especially when the finished product is very different.

  • November 3, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    These are so much fun. Love French knots, and these are so light and cheerful!

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