Book Two is coming along slowly, and when I'm not in the mood to storyboard out the pages and work on the designs, I look for something else to do...I've always been a procrastinator and always will be. PRO-crastination makes us great, I say. So, here's me "wasting time."
A few years ago, I wanted a sign for an art show of the Heart Shaped Rawk world. I needed a circular background to put the lettering and the butterfly on. Wondering what I could use, I went for a walk and found a perfectly round, blue bar stool top in the alley. SWEET! I took it home and was gonna use it, then decided it was too much a pain to go find someone to cut out the middle as I wanted the back of the butterfly also visible, since it's so gorgeous. Needing something else, I chose embroidery rings, and wet felted the background. Time ran out/there were a billion other things to do and only one me, so the show went on without a sign; (I laid the letters on a table with the butterfly in the middle). Time passed. Karen did other things--marketing--marketing--marketing/working on book two--marketing--marketing--marketing/working on book two...
At last, another art show came up, (Britannia Art Gallery), and I was reminded of that sign...yea that sign...so I made this:
This is the front, sans Butterfly, all beautiful with it's wet felted background! (My first attempt at wet felting!! Success!!!) I hand sewed the background onto the ring as it was too thick to press between them, like you normally would. I used wool for that, too. :D Ah sheep, so amazing!
Making of the back:
Some finished letters...
Lettering finally done! Hurray!
Looking sweet, eh?!
Who looks sweeter?
I vote for me, but that's just me practicing some good self esteem building! Ah, how I love you, Karen...sigh. *^^*
And here it is, all fabulous like, hanging in my apartment...
You can see the back in all it's glory next time it's up at a show somewhere...I'll keep you posted.
I thought you said this was a blog post about making a painting?!
IT IS! Fret not!
Well, now that I've made the sign, what am I going to do with that bar stool? Most people would have thrown in out...not I. I know potential when I see it.
Here's the beginning of the painting:
Note the original blue background...I didn't take a photo of just the stool top...didn't think of it.
a close up shot...
and a video! All the rage these days...who knew the future would be filmed?
and a little closer...
I'm happy with it. Looks fabulous!
Well, that could be the end of the story, but oh no! I went for another walk, as I'm want to do, (these legs need moving) and found this on the street, looking for a new home:
next time I feel like PROcrastinating, maybe I'll "paint" something else...
Thanks for reading!