Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Without going in to a 40 page description of the past two months and boring you silly, let's just say there was a Bermuda Triangle-type fall here. If it could go wrong, it did. For example, my camera bit the dust. This means that I have to decide what I want to replace it with, find time to purchase one, and get it up and running. Not as easy as I would have liked. Not at all. Anyhoo... I'm alive and appreciate my BlogLand friends checking on me.
I've not had much time to sew/quilt as I would have liked but I did tackle one crafty project (link).... one I found on Pinterest. Again, getting all the stuff together did not go as smoothly as I would have liked... who would have thought that finding wooden (or other) letters would be so difficult? Here is the first "draft" of my efforts.... I won't talk about the paint on my slacks or tablecloth... although it did come out in the wash.
Although the project poster swore this was a quick and easy project... it wasn't, at least for me. Blending paint round the letters was difficult, especially since I hadn't gotten a small enough brush to do it properly. (Read: Back to the craft store.)
I liked the subtle letters blended into the paint with the shadows... I let the painting "sit" for a couple of days while I studied it, deciding I wanted the "sea" to be higher and lighter at the "horizon."
It's overcast and rainy today so photo-taking is difficult but you can get the general idea. I like how it turned out, especially since it is my first ever attempt at painting. This will be a Christmas gift for someone special.