My friend and fellow artist Candy Glendening has just released her newest instructional Quilting Arts DVD, where she shares with us her process for using free-motion sketching to create her wonderful sketchbooks, (and inspires us to do the same) filled with stitched samples of that which inspires her, such as birds, vessels and fauna. Oh... and COLOR! Lot's and lot's of glorious color, which Candy knows better then almost anyone!
For anyone who is intimidated by free-motion sketching, (done the same way as free-motion quilting, but using the technique to draw/sketch a picture) this DVD will be a great first step in breaking down that wall of fear.
Candy gently walks you through the process, showing how simple and fun it actually can be, even if you have never had success with sketching on paper.
As Candy demonstrates it's a great way to practice ideas for new motifs and color combinations.
Candy likes to create her sketchbooks by themes, and refers back to them when planning bigger projects, which I think is a fabulous idea!
And now here's the best part! Not only is Candy offering one of my lucky blog readers a chance to win their own copy of her newest DVD, she is also going to include a botanical sketch of a Pansy, (which I requested as it's my favorite flower) made especially for this giveaway!
To enter, just leave a comment at the bottom of this post, (please make sure that the comment links back to you so I have a way of contacting you should you win)! The drawing ends on Wednesday the 26th, and I will announce a winner on Thursday. You can also follow along on the blog tour for more chances to win!
- Wednesday, 3/12 – Vicki Welsh of Field Trips in Fiber
- Friday, 3/14 – Diane Doran of Ooh! Pretty Colors
- Monday, 3/17 – Victoria Gertenbach (hey, that's me!) of The Silly BooDilly
- Wednesday, 3/19 – Susan Brubaker Knapp of Blue Moon River
- Friday, 3/21 – Beth & Kristen of Sew Mama Sew
- Monday 3/24 – Melody Johnson of Fibermania
- Wednesday, 3/26 – Candy Glendening of Candied Fabrics
I have contacted the winner and will share who it was in my next blog post. Contest is still going on over at some of the other participating blogs, including Candy's, so you still have more chances to win!