Appropriate enough since i have had comments that these look like pretzels or sesame biscuits ;) Yeah, they sort of do. And also because Karma in its joyful guise has given me a 25C sunny day to sit outside for the first time in the summer lounge chair and stitch, and bake off some flu cooties.
I’m also hoping that lunch will be another exciting bowl of oatmeal that will stay down. Yesterday’s meals were exercises in futility, as they kept “re-appearing”. I’m glugging watered apple juice like i’m in the desert, alternately sweating like it’s menopause festival time, and then shaking with bone chilling cold. I stink of sick and tiredness. My head is pinging like it used to when i stopped taking “happy pills”–very strange after 3 years–and i’m walking like a drunk decrepit sailor. Sitting and pushing the threads sounds like a done deal to me for today. The ffFlower Mines can go to hell–i’m just thankful (?????) this isn’t happening next week, as Mother’s Day WEEK is insane, and a floral designer cannot afford to be sick, weak or show any fear.
Anyhoo, though these pieces are slated for “flat work”, despite their very sculptural quality as they are (unattached to the background), i am thinking ahead with the concept. I’ve wanted to be more 3d for awhile now and am keeping notes and little moments of “aha” in mind for future work. Sorry, Karin, not this time :)
I managed to get the plan for the centre piece for this work done, and the basic machined outline, then pooped out after a little hand work:
At 8 last night i was in bed, with this above moaning about abandonment. Tough Toolies, Dear, Mommy needs her rest, as restless as it was.
I’m wondering what shape this will take when all the stitching and cut work is done???
The first piece, doing as it wants to:
What it looks like flattened:
I’m thinking the legs of the second piece will curl, though i’m betting the centre portion will dome only slightly as there is more surface area than hole in it.
And now, because i’m cranky, and irascible at the best of times: to a LOT of you have recently followed my blog, i won’t be following you back, especially if you have a “secret” blog. Please read this. And this too. Did i miss a “Follow” drive or something??????????
~~~~ Now out to the sun and our regular programming.