Friday, June 05, 2020

Hand stitching progress

I wasn't sure if I was keeping this head or not?!?  But the more I worked on it, the more I liked what was happening.  I don't stitch on it for more then a couple of hours.  I usually get to a point where it just needs to sit.  

I like how the Troll is taking on his/her own personality.  I'm trying to keep with the sketch I made.   Here is the progress I made this week.  I hope you're enjoying the pic.  Most everything is pieces of T-shirt fabric, cut, applied and stitched.








Saturday, May 30, 2020

It's not as easy as you think

I had this idea to make a new Troll.  Sketched it out and everything.


So then I had this idea to make it real primitive, rectangles, squares, stitches that can be seen and so on.  Well, much to my surprise that is not as easy as you think.  The first head I made was my traditional, except I'm using a heavy T-shirt.  And that was OK, but not what I was going for. 

So the past few days I've been stitching.  Letting things happen as they may.  Using an applied method, instead of needle sculpting. When it gets real ugly I stop.  This is my progress so far.  It doesn't even come close to the sketch.

I will keep going for a while, see where it goes.  Or it may just end up in the Trash.  Who knows?!?

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Staying motivated these days

Staying motivated these days is a bit challenging.  I have always known that you get inspiration from the things you see.  So lately hanging out at home and not going anywhere but the grocery store doesn't really stimulate my creative mojo.

I'm in my studio on a daily basis, some days I can get lost in what I do and other days not so much.  I'm so glad we have our puppy to occupy time.  And I've also been yearning to start a new Troll.  I want to try something a little different. 

Maybe using muslin and Paper clay.  I don't have a character in mind just yet.  Will get out my sketchpad and see what happens?!?  In the mean time. Here's a few new pics of Rex.


Wednesday, May 06, 2020


In class this week I was asked to incorporate what is going on in the world right now.  So here it is.  The Lion is in hibernation waiting for the world to get back on track.  I'm glad we have a big back yard.  That is me watering  some flowers, listening to the birds singing.  And every now and again an animal in the sky appears.

The days seem to pass one by one and slowly the country is opening its doors again.  So stay safe!

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Still here

Yup, I'm still here.  Putting one foot in front of the other and staying busy.  I have spent many hours in the Studio being creative, nothing too earth shaking.  Small amounts of time.  I think summer has come early.  It's been very warm out.  So we take our walks early and later.  

Life is goo!  And I'm very lucky to be healthy, have a home and plenty of food to eat.

I hope everyone is doing well???  Here are a few pics from the past week.  Stay safe!


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Cabin Fever

I'm sure I'm not the only one, but I have cabin Fever real bad!!!  Trying to stay busy and positive during these trying times.  Today I printed off Jill Maas, Lucky Lucy Pattern.  It looks like a fun little distraction.  I also shared the link on my FB page.

Yes, I could be cleaning or sorting closets..........but that doesn't sound like so much fun.  I'm also taking an on-line class with Carla Sonheim and am having fun playing and experimenting.


So many things I'd rather be doing.
 


Friday, April 17, 2020

Taking an on-line class

This week was spent taking an on-line class with Carla Sonheim, entitled "A Special 10-Year Anniversary Class".  Probably the best part so far was the first prompt.  Take 12 small pieces of paper, go to bed, put a pillow on your lap and draw Lions using a ball point pen.

Next take one of those drawings and do some blind drawing onto 5 X 7 watercolor paper.  And it just kept getting better.  I love how the simplest of things are some times the most rewarding.  Here are a view of my favorite pieces.

Now I must go watch the next lesson.