Saturday, September 15, 2018

Flower Painting

Second Canvas, third layer and I'm loving this one.  Actually I love the entire process so far.  Can't wait to see what happens next.  But first I must finish my third canvas.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Doing some painting

Well, I have decided to do an on-line class with Lynn Whipple, called "Big Bold Bloom Wild Painting".  It's a five week class with two lessons a week.  

Lesson one, we did timed drawings.  Then cut them out and made this wonderful arrangement of paper flowers.
Lesson two, we grounded our canvases.  Giving each a different color.  Gesso, orange and grey.
 Then, we used chalk and Charcoal stick and painted our flowers.  Turned the canvas three times.

Lesson 3, we filled in the shapes with flat household paint.  I loved this process.

I would be totally happy to leave them like this, but Lynn said not to get too attached. Oh' boy!  This is a layer of many layers.

We're now doing Lesson 4.  Here's my progress so far.  Kinda freaking out a bit.  We shall see where it goes.  This is my flower sketch.  And my sorta loosly painted flowers and drips. 

Saturday, September 01, 2018

He's finally ready

He is finally ready!  Available as a Digital download at my Etsy Store.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Good day of work

Finished sewing all the parts. I managed to use a lot of scrap pieces of fabric.  Bits of an old Kimono, raw silk, T-shirts, Mohair.

 Oh' it really feels good and I totally love how the Troll Santa turned out.  Now to finish the instructions and draw the updated pattern pieces.  

Hope to have it all done by the end of the week and available as a Digital download on my Etsy Store.

Friday, August 24, 2018

When the Troll speaks to you

I know you have probably heard this and think?!?  But my Troll Santa asked for Bunny Warmers.  And I have learned over the years not to fight those requests.  So I got out my sketchpad and then put on my thinking cap.  How could I do this with out making parts that you have to sew on.

I also know that just cause you can envision something in your head, doesn't always mean it comes out that way in cloth.  So here's my idea.

It took some finagling, but I like it.  Yesterday I spent the day making Bunny warmers and absolutely love how they turned out.  It's a lot of hand stitching and fiddly work.  But so worth it in the end.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Happy Accidents

I know I'm moving very slowly with my Troll Santa, but you know all good things take time.  This piece of art is no exception.  Besides I want to make sure everything looks good and fits like it should.

Love happy accidents. Gave this guy a tail that rotates back and forth. Button was kinda loose feeling. Fixed that by adding a belly button.

We ARE our worst critic!  And that is not a bad thing.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Slow and Steady

Slow and steady, it goes! I love taking pics as I go, because it is all about the process.  Today was no exception!  It's still pretty cool temperature wise in my studio, so I'm taking advantage and doing a little work on my troll.  

Sewed on the ears, colored the face, cut out and pin on the Santa bear.  Love how it looks.  Was covered in hair after cutting the Mohair.