Friday, March 25, 2005

It's Finished!

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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Button bracelet

bracelet progress, originally uploaded by Good Egg.

This is a new cuff design I have been working on, vintage shell buttons are sewn to unbleached silk organza. I haven't decided on the closure method yet it needs to be delicate and not bring too much attention to itself, we'll see.

I have finished the mural. I finished it on Saturday, I just haven't gotten a good photo of it yet, the light has been crummy this past week. Perhaps tomorrow.

I have been distracted lately as my little kitty had to have surgery today to have her ears removed:( She is a white cat and was started to develop pre-cancerous lesions on her ear tips, apparently it is an aggresive cancer so we decided for her future health it was the best thing to do.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Wednesday's progress

wednesday progress, originally uploaded by Good Egg.

Well it is almost finished. I need to add a little more detail, do some light sanding, paint in the border, and then apply the final clear coat. I think I might just make my Friday deadline!

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Yesterday's progress

mural progress tuesday, originally uploaded by Good Egg.

It is coming along. This is how it looked at the end of yesterday. I really want to make the Friday deadline I set for myself, it is part of my self-imposed procrastination therapy!

James Marshall you're my Hero!

martha illustration
Originally uploaded by Good Egg.

Sadly my childhood was devoid of George and Martha, I did not discover their hippo goodness until I was twenty! Well needless to say I fell instantly in love with these two best friends. So simple, so understated, so pitch perfect. Have a series of books ever managed to say so much with so little? The illustrations are just pure genius who knew you could express sneaky revenge by the placement of two little black dots.

Well I could gush about these books all day but that would be taking time away from you when you could be discovering or remembering George and Martha yourself. So get thee to a library! and be inspired!

ceramic Martha
Originally uploaded by Good Egg.

To show my Martha love to the world I made this ceramic Martha while teaching ceramics at a kids summer art camp. Now she lives on my dresser. She is such a friendly neighbor always waving hello!

Bear Skirts

Originally uploaded by Good Egg.
Yoshi is the first little stuffie I have made using the idea I took from the illustrations of Martha. Martha joins directly to the ground via her... ummm, very large skirts. I think they give her such presence, she is not easily ignored! I think I will use this idea again for the stuffies I will be making for Schmancy's "Plush You" show in August.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Originally uploaded by Good Egg.

Here is a detail of the sad unhemmed edge.

Hemming Impaired

spring dress
Originally uploaded by Good Egg.

I love to sew and I especially love to sew clothes but my least favorite sewing chore is hemming. Call it my fatal flaw if you will. What I don't understand is how can I confidently make french seams with silk charmeuse, install invisible zippers with ease, insert slipperly godets cut from georgette but I can never make a competent hem! This is a dress I started and brought nearly to completion last spring and yet it still hangs in my closet dejectedly, unhemmed. So the question is can I overcome this sewing sickness?

mural progress detail

mural progress detail, originally uploaded by Good Egg.

So this was my progress from yesterday, I'm back to work on it this morning. I think maybe I am at the halfway mark with this one, repair on the other mural is on hold until I can get to the store for more sandpaper.

Monday, March 07, 2005

mural repair

must finish murals

This is the week.... I will finish both of these murals. Actually the mimosa mural is finished, it is just undergoing repair due to the damage it incured from the bibilical amounts of rain we have recieved over the past months. Both of these are based on woodblock prints from Hiroshige's series 100 views of Edo. These will be completed on Friday so I will be posting my progress to help spur these on.

third layer of underpainting only 6 or 7 layers to go! Posted by Hello

Sunday, March 06, 2005

This is my cheeky Lily from Lewis Carroll's classic, Through the Looking Glass. She is my submission for February's Month of Softies. She is my first doll with a painted face. Posted by Hello