I am not ready to think about winter yet, that’s for sure! Only fantasy winter.
In my not-art life, I am enjoying our first fall weather. The dahlias are thriving, the sedum are blooming and covered in bees, and the asters are starting to show some color. I hope everyone is safe from any hurricane weather.
By pure happenstance, this dahlia (which was simply labeled pink) is matching the hydrangea that I planted it next to!
First is Bluebell Cottage; or Harebell, which is what it says on the bottom of the saucer. But Bluebell sounds so much better.
And then Violet House-
It is pretty clear that someone in my area had a collection of violet-themed teacups. I found a number of them at 2 separate local fund-raising sales! Lucky me.
A castle with some topiary. A close-up-
And a hand for scale-
And here I am, sorting through all of my tea cup collection, looking for the ones that spark an idea.
I have pulled out all the tea cups. Let’s see what they become!
Here are the first 2-
Yes, one is quite a bit bigger than the other.
And a reminder- if you want to make your own pincushion, the pattern is here.
The available mermen are now in my Etsy shop.
Coming next, Tiny World pincushions.
He is the last of the mermen for now. I am planning to get them into the etsy shop tomorrow and I will post when I do.
Another man bun-
Manly chest with a Navel battle in progress.
Ships and foliage on his arms.
Chillin’ on the porch with the coleus.
I’m having fun with hair-dos. Man bun:
Variegated thread for my fishbone embroidery, and an antique star button.
He has tropical island tattoos- palm trees and Hula dancing!
The fins are made from a batik-style fabric that has a watery look and seems perfect for a merman.
I picture this merman swimming around in tropical aqua waters. He’d be well camouflaged in that environment.
Octopus, octopodes, octopi, octopuses!
He’s got bling! Really, just a few jewels on his belt.
He has tattoos from the same toile as the last one but a different section of the fabric. Lots of sea battles to choose from.