i've been feeling very quiet lately, not much to say, not much to share. life has been busy, not always good. i generally like to keep this space "happy", but i suppose that is often a false aspect of the dark space that my mind seems to inhabit much of the time. i wish i could say that that's just a temporary thing, but i'm coming to realize it's been a very longstanding issue. so i will continue to try and keep it positive here as much as possible, but i also think acknowledging my dark moments now and then is the best way to deal with them.
but! definitely some happy to share; the happy couple i call them, in fact. these two whales were a custom order, heading to a beach wedding on the west coast of the island. i think they'll fit right in. i tried to make them a good pair without being exactly the same. from the same pair of jeans, but different sections so one is a bit lighter. different colours of thread, but complimentary, on each. and of course a unique scattering of barnacles for each one.
and another whale, that i mentioned earlier this week. a new orca, tweaking the design a bit from the first one, and using different fabrics that may have worked a bit better. he is here.
i'm a bit stuck on one project i mentioned a while back now - after a promising start my inspiration has waned a bit. but it will come eventually, i'm sure. so instead i am building on a burly ocean fellow. some of you might remember my sea lion from last summer. i thought he was endearing and the shape was right, but my mindset now wants a beast with more texture and layers, rugged and worn from his life at sea. photos to come as he develops.
in attempting to give my brain a little more focus, i think i will continue to stitch on ocean creatures for the summer. but my mind is already wandering to fall, when i have plans for some beasts who ramble and wander through the woods, not to mention those that sprout from the forest floor...
things i'm liking today:
• leslie williamson's photos of kay sekimachi's amazing home and studio space
• margie's ombre indigo shoes
• lisa's mushrooms!