I posted this photo (above) on my Instagram feed a few days ago. I sewed up 10 mermen over the weekend and I am so excited to see who they are! They are very, very colorful- Spring must be in the air. Here is the first fellow that pushed to the front of the line and made himself known.
He has swoosh-y hair and a swoosh-y beard…
So why green? These fellows are fantasy creatures so they can be any color, right? Also, I like the idea of trying out a range of skin tones. Then I can play with all kinds of crazy hair colors, eye colors. So, I guess it is about keeping it fun.
I’m needing a little green in the middle of January.
I got inspired to give him a head garland by this photo in Arcadia Britannica, a book of modern British folklore portraits.
He has a leaf bead and a variegated embroidered vine belt.
Not exactly green man weather around here but it gives me hope for Spring.
Variegated green laces-
I’m making a range of fellows for a project I have in mind- so now, a green man.
March is giving us a rough time here in Boston. After a number of single degree nights, the poor crocus that bloomed at the end of February are now mushy blobs of color, peeking through the snow. Tomorrow we are suppose to have a blizzard so no more pics for a few days. That’s winter in New England.
Last one for now. I only dyed enough green bodies for 4 and it’ll be a while before I pull out the dye pots again. Also, I will have to keep my eye out for foliage heavy toile designs.
This is a big man green man. A friend said he was the end-of-Summer Green Man. I liked that.
My neighbor walked by when I was taking pics. I made her pose for me because that perfect purple jacket! And, now you can see the scale, relative to a person.
And, he is #100 doll of 2016!
I got such a great reception for the first fellow, I decided to finish up Mr. #2 here.
I had fun with his vine-y belt, using several different variegated green colorways that I have in my embroidery threads collection.
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.