This quarter I am taking a class called Textile Rendering which involves illustrating print and pattern using gouache paint. For our first assignment we had to paint five 8 inch squares with whatever design we liked (we are getting graded on technique and not design for this one). I am really enjoying getting to do something that I don't usually do a lot of--painting. It is so relaxing and it is keeping me sane this quarter as things are only going to get crazier and busier for the rest of this year!
Okay so I'll admit it--I'm a bit of a pack rat. But thanks to that I have lots of pretty collections. In the most recent edition of Martha Stewart Living there was a great section on people's collections (two of which are blogs that I follow!) and it got me to thinking that I should document my collections as well.