Such a bright little eye, watching you. And those teeny toothpick legs. I painted from a reference photo shared by Denise McQuillan. Available here.
The last time I went to see a movie, and it cost $50 for two and a 75-mile drive, I said, “That’s the last time I’m seeing a movie in person.”
But you know, I think I might just make an exception!!
I’m still on a little bee kick. There are so many different kinds of bees–I don’t think I’ve painted the same kind twice. I especially like the fuzzy ones, but of course honey bees are special,, too. I don’t think I’ve painted a honey bee yet, though. I painted from a photo shared by Sue Tilleray. Available in my Etsy shop.
There’s such a positive vibe that comes from mama-and-me art. I usually move them right to the top of my must-paint list. 12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas.
Available here. I painted from a photo shared by Roger Doomhammer. SOLD, Thank you!
I love to see a gentle moment between friends. I painted from a photo shared by Gary Odell.
11″x14″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here.
I glance out the window, and saw this fawn illuminated by sunlight. I’m sure she thought she was hidden, not knowing the sun turned her bright gold in those green shadows.
I snapped a lot of photos, but that darn branch was blocking her face in every one.
Chickens have such a singular body shape. Like a Zeppelin. Streamlined, yet entirely not.
The above hen is a Sapphire Gem. I think. See her fluffy feet? I expect her to make chocolate-brown eggs, and have my fingers crossed. None yet, but she’s only four months old.
Our chickens are mostly Aracunas, and Americunas.
I was calling the above chicken, “Judy,” until I took this photo. D’oh! He’s a boy! His name is Red, now.
I’ve had a long-outstanding request to paint our kitties. So I did.
You might recognize the quilt they are sitting on. In reality the quilt is tan, but I didn’t want it blending too much with the cat. Maybe, though, it would have been better…?
The light coming through the pennants was glowing, but as is common, a camera didn’t quite capture how lovely it appeared. Still, pretty, though. 🙂
My gosh, is it Tuesday already? I hope you are getting lots of things done!
Hee hee, whenever I use the phrase, “Getting things done,” I can’t help but think of Delores Herbig. (Bad word alert if you are under 18!)
Oh, and just in case you are wondering, the cats’ names are Katniss and Prim.
Yes, I KNOW! 😉
More back-to-school sewing. A new tote bag, in pretty romantic florals. Let’s see, I used Tanya Whelan for the big roses, Lecien Flower/Sugar for the bright red roses with polka dots, and the border fabric is Walmart. The handles are also Tanya Whelan.
To create the semi-sturdy structure, I used Pelton foam interfacing. I wish I would have used two layers to make it even sturdier, but I only bought enough for one try. This is the first time I have used it.
It looks like a complicated bag, but it is really a simple construction–two sides, with boxed corners on the bottom. I pinched the foam core and sewed close to the edge from the bottom corners straight up, to create the box sides. I pinched along the bottom edge, too, to give the bag a stable base.
I meant to give it ties to close the top, but didn’t have the ironing board out and frankly, forgot. It closes with a button and hair tie, instead. 😉
Time for some back-to-school sewing!
I’ve been saving my selvedge cuttings for a while, and haven’t settled on a project to incorporate them all. Pouches are quick, and the assortment of colors are perfect to jazz up something otherwise ordinary.
I think the cherry-blossom pouch is the best size to hold the most pencils, and was a requested fabric. I don’t like the tiny zipper pull, but I was using zippers from my thrifted collection (boy, does a big bag of zippers for $2 have endless possibilities!). The zipper pull itself has a tiny hole in the end, so small I can’t figure out what to feed through it to make it more graspable. Any ideas? I think would accept one of those ball-link keychains, but it might be even too small for that, and I don’t have one.
I finished all the bags with decorative hand-stitching, to stop the lining from riding up and catching in the zipper. How many garments and bags have you had that happen with? I hate that, because then the lining gets ripped.
So how about you? Are you ready for school?