postcard- people reading

My latest postcards-




These took me way too long. You can see I was working on them on May 1. When a project drags out, with too many interruptions, a lot of the fun and energy goes out of it for me. After a while, all I can see are flaws. Too much rethinking of things that don’t need rethinking! I originally did some of the faces with machine stitching. I wasn’t crazy about that. One went into the trash as unsalvageable. The guys have stitched glasses. It wasn’t working for the women. I ended up doing them with a couching stitch. Much better and more control.

I will try to get some good photos or scans to show. I’ve already taken at least 100 pics that I’m not happy with. That’s my last frustration- I can’t get decent photos… either bad light or bad angles… so often I look at my photos and realize everything looks warped, even though they are perfectly square. Something else to work on.

Okay, and about the workshop/gathering. There is one planned for August 4 in Northboro, MA. First priority to members of my doll club. I am try to put together something for Saturday, July 28 or 21, closer to home. Sorry it is taking me so long- I am not good at this sort of stuff.

5 thoughts on “postcard- people reading

  1. Oooh these are fabulous! The top left is the closest to me, maybe dark brown hair instead of red. But this is me … girl with glasses reading a book. I like them all! I don’t see any imperfections, in fact they look pretty darn perfect. :-)

  2. Hi Mimi! I really like this “readers’ club”! I can’t see anything to show you lost your momentum – they are very even and consistent in style. And the skin tones are just perfect! I think a library should have them on the wall!

  3. Hi, Mimi, it’s me again!
    As I live so far in Brazil, ain’t a member of your doll club and cannot take part at your classes, I was wondering if you could give me some tips on fabrics. I don’t know if I’m using ones of bad quality, but their borders are too hard to be sewed and sometimes get fuzzed.
    I saw that you join cotton fabrics with felts and other fabrics and they get so pretty. Do you do the embroidery with a sewing machine?
    Thank you so much!

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