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30-in-30 Glass Sgraffito Challenge Day 31 Recap

The first ever 30-in-30 Glass Sgraffito Challenge has ended! We made a lot of new friends, learned a new skill set, and had a lot of fun. Please visit Kelly Crosser Alge’s blog to view all of the work from the January 2015 challenge group. Kelly is leaving the galleries open so you too can [...]
February 1st, 2015 | Categorized: Blog | Tagged: glass powder sgraffito

30-in-30 Glass Sgraffito Challenge Days 29 and 30

The Glass Sgraffito Challenge is officially coming to its close. Our final assignment was to create a self-portrait. This was perhaps the most difficult of all the assignments. For whatever reason, seeing yourself as clearly as you see someone else is an arduous task. I worked on this for between six and seven hours. In [...]
February 1st, 2015 | Categorized: Blog | Tagged: glass powder sgraffito

30-in-30 Glass Sgraffito Challenge Days 27 and 28

The Glass Sgraffito Challenge is being taken over by Albert Einstein! We must draw a portrait from an image of Einstein selected by the group administrator, and we must begin the image with the glass turned upside down. Then we may right it and continue working on it. I have outlined the process I used [...]
January 28th, 2015 | Categorized: Blog | Tagged: glass powder sgraffito

30-in-30 Glass Sgraffito Challenge Day 26

Upside down, criss-cross applesauce. The criss-cross isn’t so bad, because when the drawing is upside down the right hand is working on the left of the image and the left hand is working on the right of the image. So the whole thing is really very intuitive. Especially if you already read my weird story [...]
January 27th, 2015 | Categorized: Blog | Tagged: glass powder sgraffito

30-in-30 Glass Sgraffito Challenge Day 25

The Glass Sgraffito Challenge is still trending towards the left. Well, the left for me, anyway: another non-dominant hand tree, but this time with our tools of choice. When I was around 16 or so my mother offered a choice for my birthday: I could either learn to drive and get a car, or go [...]
January 26th, 2015 | Categorized: Blog | Tagged: glass powder sgraffito

30-in-30 Glass Sgraffito Challenge Day 24

Today we are to draw a tree using the business card and our non-dominant hand. This assignment interests me, and here is why: When I was a very small child I sat on the opposite side of the kitchen table from my sister. We had a large basket of crayons and used to spend hours [...]
January 24th, 2015 | Categorized: Blog | Tagged: glass powder sgraffito

30-in-30 Glass Sgraffito Challenge Day 21

Day 21 of the 30-in-30 Glass Sgraffito Challenge asks that we draw an entire vase of flowers. It’s the middle of winter and this house only has glass flowers! So I started searching through old photos. Do you know that in the past five years, I have zero pics of flowers in vases? I like [...]
January 22nd, 2015 | Categorized: Blog | Tagged: glass powder sgraffito

30-in-30 Glass Sgraffito Challenge Days 19 and 20

Sgraffito flowers are the order of the day for Days 19 and 20, with a promise of a video on flowers if enough of the challenge group members post. I have done my part. The Night Blooming Cereus is a gorgeous and very special plant which produces heavenly blooms for one night only. My father [...]
January 20th, 2015 | Categorized: Blog | Tagged: glass powder sgraffito

30-in-30 Glass Sgraffito Challenge Days 16-18

Whites Weekend! It sounds like wash day, but instead it is the assignment for the 16th, 17th, and 18th days of the 30-in-30 Sgraffito challenge. Draw three white things or scenes. This is really a focus on light. Chiaroscuro. I love that word. My children (I have 4) have taken quite an interest in this [...]
January 19th, 2015 | Categorized: Blog | Tagged: glass powder sgraffito
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