Thursday, June 23, 2016
I've started laying in the gold. Right now it takes about 40 minutes per row. That'll go faster as I go along. (Part of it is that I'm working in a hoop, instead of a frame. But there will be fiddly stuff later, that needs to be in a hoop)
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Friday, March 18, 2016
I've finished another of the weekly pieces. This one also has the back embroidered around the pin backing. This week willl be a week of getting pieces ready for display and sale. (Meaning, there will be outrageous amounts of detached butttonhole stitch. YAY!)(I sure know how to have fun, don't I?)
This week looks like it will also be a studio cleaning and rearranging kind of week. It definitely feels like spring, and I want to take advantage of the smell of new beginnings and the colors of new growth.
I spend so much time online, since that's where I get the majority of my inspiration, that I forget the visceral, commanding qualities of nature that also influence what I do. Sometimes it's good to give in to that wildness, and believe its promises.
Friday, March 04, 2016
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Friday, February 26, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
I normally avoid color combinations that are too expected. For example, in this piece, red white and blue. By using 2 kinds of red, and two kinds of blue I think I've avoided the pitfall of making this look like a flag.
It's good to remember that cliches are cliches for a reason. Red, white and blue are good heraldic colors. And there are reasons that they're so popular for national symbols.