Winter is ahead! Snowy Tiny Worlds

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I am not ready to think about winter yet, that’s for sure! Only fantasy winter.

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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!

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snowy owl

Sometimes a piece goes smoothly, sometimes it doesn’t. I posted this pic last week on all my social medias.

7:2:snowy owl aOwl on the desk, looking great! Later I went to take photos.

7:2:snowy owl bMaybe it isn’t completely obvious because really, I had to check and double check to confirm what I was seeing. I didn’t want to believe what I was seeing. The black felt around the eyes had bled when I spritzed to get rid of any fabric marker marks and the owl now had blue eye shadow. That was not part of the design. And What? My wool felt had bled? So…

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I took out the stitches, took off the eyes and the face. I tested my felt. Yes, one piece bled when I got it wet. I have no idea where that particular felt came from versus the second piece I tested that didn’t (phew!) bleed.

New eyes, new face, sewed back on. Photos taken to be posted next day.

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Something wasn’t right. I kept thinking about it after I went to bed. In the morning, the owl returned to my studio for the third time.

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And finally! Done! And more photos!

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Sometimes these babies take a little longer to hatch.