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Archive for April, 2017

This one has a bleak feel to it, doesn’t it?

Not that it should, the pose is pretty standard, but the colors lead it that way.

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A cold and bleak day. But one that’s sure to get better.

10″x10″ oil on stretched canvas. In my etsy shop. SOLD, Thank you!

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18″x24″ oil on stretched canvas. In my etsy shop.

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Here is a closeup:

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wordless wednesday

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Didn’t she turn out lovely? I don’t always have my signature in the photo because the paint has to dry before I can come back and add the overlay signature. It would just be a big smear if I tried to do it while the paint’s wet. So that explains that!

12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my etsy shop. 😀

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I always have a million projects up in the air, but the good thing is that I actually finish them, right? So I don’t feel bad starting a new one. I’ve known lots of people who start things but never finish, then move on to something else. What’s the point of starting in the first place, if there’s no end result? Anyway. Lots of projects up in the air.

I picked up this yarn at Hobby Lobby. I wanted to make a shawl–within certain parameters. 1. Must be warm. 2. The yarn shouldn’t pill. 3. And absolutely not collect static electricity.  So that meant a natural fiber. Hobby Lobby had one in my price range, a cotton mixed with acrylic

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If I would have done the test swatch (I never do the test swatch) I would have realized I should use needles a couple sizes larger than the ones I used. Larger needles would have compensated for the bulk of the yarn (it’s a dk weight) and made the drape of the shawl more fluid. So lesson learned. You’d think I would just keep notes on all my projects, but somehow I think I will remember all these details. Which of course goes right down the memory hole.

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I made an error in just one of my rows, but wow does it show up. Luckily when used as a shawl or scarf, you’ll never see it.

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The overall size will be 60″x18″. I wanted to be able to wrap it around my arms well, instead of wearing a sweater. I pictured this for winter use, so warm and thick.

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I used this free pattern at knitty.com.

So it should be just about finished come next winter. Despite being an easy repeat pattern, it’s still slow going because of it’s size. I really should have used the larger needles.

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palomino12x16This head turn is one of my favorite poses, so yes, I go there often.

I like the bits of blue shadow.

12″x16″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here.

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