Saturday, September 30, 2006
Last weekend I started two new dolls, so I decided I had to finish another project at the same time (if only to make the mental space to take on something new). So Jay's scarf was the closest to finished and wow, it sure feels good when you weave in that last end. He's already worn it too because it's been downright chilly this week. This wool was wonderful to work with plus the colour looks great on Jay.
One done, only about a hundred more projects to go. My goal is to have a shot of the dolls by the end of the weekend. It's been way too long since I've had new dolls to show, and these are very new - the bodies aren't stuffed, instead they were created first out of newspaper and twine. The fabric comes last...
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Thank goodness I'm nearsighted - this cross-stitch work is intense! I decided to start with natural linen so I have to count every weave, and to make matters worse I chose a fairly tight weave because I loved the citron colour of it. This is still just a detail, but it gives away a bit of what I'm doing. This message is something a friend told me her husband said to her and I can't get over how beautifully simple it is. Words of love and words of lust...that's where this project is headed. As soon as my eyes see straight again I will finish one entirely. So far I've been excited by every letter form, so I haven't gone beyond them to finish the borders.
Plush You II starts soon - and there's a little part of me that wishes I could have flown to Seattle for it. As it stands I will be heading to New York at the end of October to attend Jay's opening in a Chelsea gallery. It's pretty exciting - a solo show in New York, and needless to say, he's absolutely stoked. I am too, plus I'm totally proud of him.
Uh-oh, my fever-ridden Sadie just woke up. Jay's out of town and she's been miserable all day and night with either molars or just a rotten cold. Time to go be Mommy.