Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Eve!

Finished up the faces on my ladies' portraits last night and am working on painstakingly hand sewing them to my canvas. You know there are days when I think it is to my detriment to be a glue snob....

Tonight is "carve the pumpkins" night at the Stifels. You might not be surprised to know that this is a rather large production in our home (actually EVERYTHING is a rather large production at our house!). Habitally we have one pumpkin per family member including the pets. We only have 4 this year as we lost our 19 year old cat last year. Maybe I wil carve mine in homage to Ortho the cat. HE was a pretty ornery beast; would make a good Halloween kitty!

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Monday, October 27, 2008

What does "productive" mean to you?

I could have taken a photo of my clear kitchen counters, swept floor and tidy pile of laundry. Or perhaps my drycleaning ticket, or receipts from the art supply store (but I don't show those to anyone except the bookkeeper) but instead I will show you the stages 1, 2 & 3 of the 2 pieces I am working to submit to the art league next week. And yes, before you ask, I do work better with a deadline! I am feeling a little super woman-ish because it looks like I actually accomplished something today! Of course I didn't finish anything. The kitchen isn't actually clean and the laundry is in a giant pile in my bedroom! But hey, little victories....
These pieces are bigger than anything I have worked on before, the canvases are 2 feet by 3 feet. They feel like they are coming along. I am thinking through how to use my linen and hand embroidery on the faces without it becoming "sullied" by the collage glue. I THINK I have it figured out! Stay tuned!

PS Helene I will be done with your custom piece tomorrow, Susan yours is FINALLY ready and BJ, still have more to do. Will have a finish day soon.
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