Thursday, September 27, 2012


And I'm pretty happy with the results, despite all my struggles (or maybe because of them!) There were many frustrating moments, but overall, things worked out. The colors are a bit brighter in real life and it doesn't look 'painted' as this picture seems to.

 One struggle was the hairline behind the ear, trying to make it blend in.  And then there was the ear...this is the second try, cutting out the first one completely and attaching a new one. Better.

And the ponytail, slipping out of it's elastic. Love this. I'm looking for a title, any suggestions?

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Hello everyone, I'm back with a new fabric collage to share with all my quilting friends. I've always been so impressed with what some fabric artists do with light and shadows, dark and light areas that I thought I might try it for myself. I'm finding it challenging and just the right mind stimulating project to be working on as fall approaches. I'm also reaffirming some things I already knew about myself. I don't follow the rules. I don't color in the lines, literally. I can't for the life of me cut a piece of fabric to FIT in those shapes (and apparently I change the shapes too). So, I fly by the seat of my pants and somehow I think I'm making it work. And if only I did it the 'right way' life would be so much less stressful. I SHOULD have fused all the fabrics first. But, she says, I wasn't sure which fabrics I'd use for sure, and I didn't want to have tons of fused stuff I could have used for something else if they weren't fused. So, I used Susan Carlson's technique of using a dab of glue to hold everything down, and it's maybe not as neat as it could be, but it works.

Starting to add some color. The photo was enlarged using PosteRazor, thank you Deborah.

Today I start working on hair.