Sunday, January 17, 2010
Too much fun.
It certainly hasn't warmed up like the weather people promised. The high for the last couple of days hasn't been over 22 degrees. This morning I woke up to another overcast sky and frost covering everything. The snow is slowly melting but that just means it's sinking down a 1/16th of an inch. The overcast sky is keeping the temperatures down below the 38 degrees they promised. I feel like a little kid........YOU PROMISED!
Folding and pressing fabric to put on the shelves is usually a relaxing job. I have nice background music on and the simple task lets my mind wander. Fortunately, my eyes and brain were working and when I saw the piece of fabric, for the tree, I had to stop and start my February Full Moon block.
OK, maybe it was an excuse to stop ironing. It's not my favorite job. When my mother remarried, my step father insisted that his cotton sheets and boxers be ironed. After wash day, my step sister would race to the basement and divide up the ironing baskets. She would them start ironing pillowcases, leaving the sheets and boxer shorts for me.
So, where was I? Oh, my February Full Snow Moon block. I am really pleased with how this came out. When things flow I figure that's a good thing.
These are the two blocks together. And, no they aren't the same size. February's block is smaller in width. I still want to do some handwork on each block. I would like to add a black outline of trees on the darkest mountains in the January block and add snow to the tree, on the February block. The storyteller and children are slightly different in shapes on this block. The fabric makes it look like they are wearing fur blankets, doesn't it?
The first sheet of graffiti paper is done. I love the fact that I am using the techniques that I learned in Julie's Layer Love class for these. And, yes that a piece of tissue paper stuck to the paper. Have you ever looked at a graffiti wall, up close? There is some weird stuff on those walls.
These are just background sheets for Kris and Yvonne. They get to do whatever they want to them to use them in their final graffiti wall. I'll leave the spray painting or lettering them them.
So, this one is off the board and the next one has the first seven layers on it. I'll go back later and give it a coat of matt medium and then start more layers.
I can't tell you how much fun I am having. The studio is some what a mess but easy to clean up and put things away when I'm done with my project.
Time for some green tea and outside time with Murphy.
:)Bea Keep on Creating!
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