Weekly Art Project: Week 17

For Week 17 of my weekly art project, I continue underwater near the rockpool at the northern end of the beach at Copacabana. This time my focus is the lush seagrass.  I really wanted to capture the way it moves with the waves:

Week 17 Weekly Art Project - Copacabana NSW - Seagrass

Sometimes it takes a few sketches to refine the composition. I did these on my iPad using the Sketch Club app:

 Seagrass sketchSeagrass sketch

Seagrass sketchMoving to fabric and the design changes again. My sketches are only a guide.

Generally I make my pieces bigger and trim them back to 6 1/2x 6 1/2in (before facing). I use a cardboard cutout with a 6x6in window to audition various orientations and to make sure that no important element will be lost in the process.

Here is the final Seagrass composition:Week 17 Weekly Art Project - Copacabana NSW - Seagrass

Week 17 Weekly Art Project - Copacabana NSW - Seagrass

View the Copa Abstractions collection from my weekly art project so far.

Join me in January!

Welcome to all those who have pledged to join me in January including newcomers M.Alice from France Switzerland and Rebecca from Ocean Blue Textiles Studio.

I look forward to seeing YOUR weekly art project. New participants are welcome to join in at any time.  Be sure to link back to your specific blog/social media post so that we can learn more about your inspiration and process.

Weekly Art Project Link Up: 11 January 2017

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Join the Weekly Art Project!

  1. Join the Weekly Art ProjectMake a pledge to participate – you can do this privately but there is power in a public declaration.
  2. Define the parameters of YOUR own weekly project*. Write it down somewhere!
  3. Record your results.
  4. Share a photo via the link up that I will post on my blog each Wednesday. (The link up for each week will stay open for 14 days.)

* Your project can be in any medium and size.  If you would like to explore working in a 6x6in square format, download the Weekly Art Project Design Sheet to develop designs at this scale.


  1. I have made a commitment to make at least 2 if not more blocks each week. At last I have made a start, its not original art work, however it is something I have wanted to do for a while now, and it is a connection with my son who gave me the book ( he is travelling and I miss him). Perhaps when I have cleared my head of the Must Do list I maybe able to make some small pieces of fun art too!

  2. Merci Brenda Gaël pour l’accueil, petite correction mon pays est la Suisse/Switzerland et Bravo pour Seagrass