Monday, May 30, 2011

Crafting & Mandarins

Sketches
Pouch I made and things I got from the Finders Keepers Market
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The Paper Mill - Sydney
sketches
A screen print try
Paul Klee's sailing boats
I love mandarines at the moment
Mandarines & Print

The screen-printing class on Saturday was wonderful...I learnt a lot, but will be a lot more prepared next time and hopefully have the chance soon to try out a bit more things to print ...it was interesting to see how much effort and patient it actually needs to create a perfect print on a piece of fabric...

Do you know when you sign up for classes and you are so excited and have all these things in mind, which you would like to make that you forget that you actually need to learn first how to do it and also that not the first attempts turn out to be amazing...Well, I was lucky that Kate reminded me, have a look at the tea towel she made here.

#1 My little sketch book
#2 A bit unrelated but these are the things I got at the Finders Keepers market last week (I made the first pouch for myself)
#3 Waiting for the class to begin eating mandarines
#5 the work space
#6 I got a Paul Klee book at the flea market in Hamburg the other day and we used some of the drawings for our prints
#7 Hmm, just the smell of them ...I can't remember when I ever ate mandarins in June, but they fit perfectly to the rainy weather here in Sydney.
#8 mandarines everywhere

Have a great start into the week.

Maria

23 comments :

Charlyn W said...

So amazing that you're taking this class, Maria! I've never taken screen printing before, so this is incredibly interesting. :)

Looking forward to seeing all the goodies you're going to make! Hope you have a lovely mandarine filled week! ;D

dasmaedchenmitdenlocken said...

wow. tolle ergebnisse.
geometrie ist schon was schönes!

Kristina said...

Sieht toll aus!! Und hat bestimmt super viel Spass gemacht!!
Und ja Mandarinen im Juni, das ist mal was anderes :)
Hab eine schöne Woche!

May said...

I too get too ahead of myself when I'm learning something new. I have all these ideas of what I'd like to do with this new craft, but I often find myself disappointed with what comes out on the first run. Everything good takes time and practice, I just got to keep reminding myself that!

fruktoza said...

Sehr schöne Bilder und echt tolle Ergebnisse :).
Und ich kenne auch diese Euphorie, die einen bei neuen Dingen vergessen lässt, dass man das erst noch lernen muss.
Ich lese deinen Blog übrigens sehr gerne :)

Anna said...

Nice dress and very interesting drawings!
Have a nice week!

WSAKE said...

love the pink stripes print!!!

NICOMADE said...

those prints looks absolutely amazing. can't wait to see more of what you make in your class.

irene said...

schön :) dein kleid sieht toll aus!

Sofia said...

Are those stripy teardrops earrings? They look great and so does that class you're taking!

Trula said...

I know exactly what you mean, wanting to run before you can walk.... well, little by little. I like the sailing boats you picked.

chrrristine said...

wunderschoene Bilder. und die Tropfenohrringe und Brosche sind echt toll!

steph. said...

i love those paper planes! and i have a brooch by the same girl! i love it. mine has a touch of pale yellow to it as well :)

Tana said...

your sketch book is very lovely! the work space&the view of the gallery&the drawings all that make creative atmosphere :)

kristina said...

Ich finde, deine ersten Versuche sehen sehr toll aus!

anneemall said...

Love the colours and shapes of your sketch!

Pascale said...

I love this session.

kristina - no penny for them said...

this looks so good - makes me crave even more to get creative. when, oh when will i have time?! hopefully soon...

love the neon pink writing paper in the last shot. did you make it?

Bonjour Johanna said...

Is the brooch on the second picture from Emily Green ?! I love it.

And what a good find is the book from Klee.

leila said...

yes, those prints definitely look amazing. and of course your style is completely adorable.

can't wait to see what else you get : )!

handmade romance said...

nice finds at the market!
the class sounds great too, id love to learn screenprinting. like you i also forget we need to learn first it is always too exciting and to get to the end result : )

her ghosts. said...

die segelschiffe sind zu schoen.

SJ said...

so cool! where is the course? i'm doing a printmaking class on monday nights but sadly we don't do screen printing.