I'm Katie. I love sewing. I sew dresses, skirts, bags, and lots of other stuff. I also love drawing and occasionally painting. My blog lets you see what I'm creating right now.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Albert Einstein Charcoal Drawing

I've begun the prep work for my latest project.  I'm doing a charcoal drawing of Albert Einstein for my friend Tyler.  I haven't done a charcoal drawing for a long time and I'm really excited to get back to it! Here's a few pictures because what would a blog post be without 'em. 

 I'm using this brilliant photo taken by Yousuf Karsh.
I need a coffee refill!

 I'm doing a grid technique which will help me get more precise proportions(great for the perfectionist that I am).  Basically, I draw a square grid over my photo.  Then I rub charcoal over my entire paper and use an eraser to make grid lines on the paper that have the same amount of squares as my photo.  Then you work square by square.  If that makes sense.  

 About to rub charcoal on my paper! ....But.  I used the wrong kind of paper.  I just used what we had lying around the house (watercolor paper), and the charcoal would not stay on the page!

YAY! More coffee!!
 See?  It's suppose to be evenly covered.  And it's not.  So I bought new paper specifically for charcoal, and now it's just a matter of redoing the taping/measuring and charcoaling.  I will hopefully get to this Tuesday night!  Bye for now!  

Thursday, March 21, 2013


Hello everyone! I know.  I have been gone from this blog for a very very long time.  You probably thought I left for good.  In all honesty, I thought I had! But I've decided to pick it up again! And I gave it a design remodel.  (I was getting tired of Purple and Teal.  Too much color. aahh, my eyes.)

I just created a fun website using wix.com.  You can follow the link here.

I would like to eventually start a new shop on Etsy but that will take time and planning.  The mistake I made when I started my first Etsy shop is that I rushed into it.

Starting a new Etsy shop is just an idea I'm playing around with in my head.  I have lots of cool ideas but I need to actually sit down and put them together.  Which means it might have to wait for Summer break (8 more weeks!!!!! woohoo!!!)

Speaking of school, I just kinda sorta switched from a business major to a fine arts major.  So that's all going down in Fall 2013.  AND I'M SCARED.  And I don't know anything. And I'm afraid that I'm making a huge mistake.  And what if I'm wasting my time? That said, fall is kind of going to be my test semester for fine arts.  I might decide to also major in business.  That would just mean I would have to spend probably an extra year at community college to get both of my associates degrees.  I'm not sure what I want to do yet, but I have time (that's what everybody tells you when you are in college). 

ANYWAYS... this blog used to be all sewing but I've decided to also add my art and anything else I might be creating.  I also might post random little musings like this on my blog, but don't worry, I will try to keep these to a minimum! 

So be ready for me to post really anything I might be making and thoughts in general about the art world. Thanks for reading!