Imagine going to summer camp as an adult, on a forested island in a pristine freshwater lake. Imagine creating in this special place alongside a small nurturing community of seasoned instructors and other enthusiasts like yourself.
Summer Art Camp- now that sounds like fantastic fun! Susan from Artstream Gallery has put together an amazing 5 day event. There will be Art classes- including my Tiny World Class- swimming, beautiful views, evening events, hiking, relaxing, whatever sounds good! I am so excited to be part of this event. I hope some of you out there will join us! Check out all the details here.
I am working on getting all my current finished pieces into my etsy shop.
I thought he was going to be a lumberjack. I cut him out and sewed him up thinking he’d be a lumberjack. But, I sat back and took a good look at him and decided he just wasn’t. I posted this pic in various places and asked people who he was. I got loads of great answers and in the best of all possible worlds, I would have made ALL the things people suggested- a poet, a psych professor, a fisherman, a barista, a bounty hunter, a boxer, hipster, and musician.
Remember this fine fellow? I wanted to try a slimmer version. Well actually maybe 5 or so was how many I cut out and sewed up before I was all done. I’ll get to them all eventually.
The thing is, I had a pile of dyed toile scraps that were not enough for a tattooed man or woman but just right for the smaller amount this design needs. And I’d saved them because I liked them enough that I couldn’t just throw them away. Perfect!
The toile I used had scenes from Robinson Crusoe on it- he has a very odd furry man on his chest. The rest of that fabric got used on this guy.
I made his beard out of 2 layers of sweater ribbing and I’m pretty excited about that.
I’ve got a big pile (more than 12) and some are very close to being finished so it’s time!
He was all done except for the hat and the axe. Of course I needed to decide if he was carrying an axe or maybe something else. And the hat- so many kinds of hats. This is what keeps me from finishing things.
Yep! I went down to the beach in North Carolina for some brisk beach walks and salty air.