So last night I didn't want to waste the modeling paste/black paint concoction that I created..so I quickly painted on two scraps of bristol board. I wasn't sure what would happen to these...I just didn't want to waste materials. I did try to make the scribbles look like hair...then I went to bed.
Today I pulled one of these pieces out of my sketchbook and...well, it became the beginnings of CED #107. I decided to go with my Micron pen for this piece, creating my shading with stippling.
Then I came home from school, and after a nap it was time to come work on this piece. So I made a quick trip to Michael's, packed up a little zebra bag and headed out to the pool to take advantage of the later sunset and the amazing weather. I knew I needed to start beading, getting back to my textiles roots. So, needle threaded, felt cut into flowing tendrils...I started to bead. Stitch by stitch, bead by bead, enjoying the rhythm of my needle going through the felt and placing each bead individually.
What have I gotten myself into?! It is very tedious work...but I really love it.
So...after a break to run, eat dinner and work on the yearbook...I think that's all I have in me for this evening. Will finish this piece up tomorrow, and start #108...anyway, enjoy the slideshow!
Please note: I really wanted to be super cheesy (typical me, right) and put the pics below to a slideshow with 'Beat It' in the background...but my 'DJ' ('Johnny Nice'...aka, 'the husband') is working on a paper to submit to a conference...so...no music. Sigh.
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