Monday, November 9, 2009
Art Every Day Month, day 2
Since I started this late, not on November 1st as I should have, I am calling yesterday Day One, so here I am on Day Two. I had a rather busy day and spent a part of it "uncreating" if there is such a thing, but I was putting my garden to bed. It's not my favorite job, but we had a hard freeze a couple of days ago and my remaining potted annuals were looking pretty sad. Today was a glorious day, in the high 60's and sunny, a good day to work outdoors. I just have one big pot of Blue Scaevola left on the front porch that is very tenacious and still looking good. Other than that all my potted plants are gone. It looks so empty without them. I still have perennials in the garden to cut down, maybe tomorrow, which promises to be another warm day before the cold sets in.
My project for today is this little postcard. I had bought some luscious lime green velvet in Portland. It looked like it was double shot and I thought that when I embossed it it would show a turquoise beneath. Not so; I got this bright yellowy green, still pretty I think. I went to my post card folder and the first thing that popped out was this striped batik already fused to the Peltex. I thought it was a good match and added some green pearl nuggets for the finish.
As I was sewing it down I thought that the velvet would really look good with some of the scrumptious silk Dupioni that I have . Perhaps that will be my little project for tomorrow.
I am working on several bigger things, too, but can't show them yet.