This is Day of the Dead plus Christmas- interesting, right? I love the fabric and it has so many separate images that I can design around.
The Three Kings and the Madonna on his arm.
Here is a close-up of his hair fabric-
I got such a great reception for the first fellow, I decided to finish up Mr. #2 here.
Thinking up new and original titles for these posts is not a skill that I possess. Anyway, another handsome man for October-
His beard and hair are brown with black dots.
It can be a challenge to pick which image goes on the front and which on the back when I’m working with such perfectly amazing fabric!
I love the idea of the Green Man. I’ve played around with the idea before with these green man tikis. I know that lots of people will look at him and think, Jolly Green Giant, but no, he’s a green man and I am sticking to that!
I loved using this variegated pearl cotton for embroidering his belt and I even found a leaf button! I used more of the variegated thread for his boot laces.
Bright summery flowers now that it is fall. They will all be gone soon.
I will put these last 3 into my Etsy shop tomorrow, Thursday.
I love this dusty purple color- it always makes me think of an early morning mist.
Well, what can I say about the Nashville show. It was not my best show ever. As a result, I have LOTS of great work in my Etsy shop! So, good news, bad news ;) Also, I brought 2 of these babies to work on/demonstrate and I got them both almost finished. Hurray for that!
After I got back last week, there’s the giant pile of catching up. The regular life ones- laundry, groceries, sleeping, and then the biz ones- putting the show stuff away for now, shipping, emails, listing all those things onto etsy! Then another day trip away for a memorial service. But now I am ready to get back to work.
I feel like this is a year for me to try new things (example- different shows) and I now have pieces in 2 galleries- The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston and also True Lily, a shop that my doll-making friend, Nancy Wiley, is opening in Canandaigua, New York. Of course, the thing is, it is always the year to try new things. You never get it all figured out, right?!