Yes, my sewing machine is running like a top....no loopies or other issues, and I've actually started a fun bag - fun because it has monkeys - and because I really have a great time taking this, that, and the other, and turning it into a useful, attractive piece. I put a lot of love and joy into everything I sew, crochet, paint, write, or turn into a jewelry item. It never seems boring, even when I feel overwhelmed with ideas, like the present moment. My head is filled with visions of so many different pieces...but I know I can only do a few things at one time.
I have picked out a couple of pairs of shoes for painting; different sizes and colors and styles...all from thrift stores, of course; but they're in fantastic condition and very good brands in very good condition to start with....I just have to figure out what I want to paint onto them, what colors, etc., and see how they turn out. I think that one-of-a-kind shoes....hand-painted....are super cool; and I had a great deal of interest in ones that I took to my last vending opportunity, before I relocated from NC to CO. It will be fun to find out what Coloradans think of my work, you know!
And, I'm still messing around with my bird picture....she beckons me to work on her just about every day....
I hope you can see some of the leaf detail from this picture...it really started to show up once I put background color....I'm also adding more thick branches and will be adding more details and shading, plus tweaking the background until I get what I want, and then my lovely girl will get her make-over.....becoming a more 3D-looking image instead of a flat thing. I still don't know if I will be able to sell her....as in my attachment to her and to the quote that she represents so well! I guess
Speaking of the custom creation thing....I will be selling the "heart" that I was commissioned to paint....even though the person that ordered it decided, after I had incorporated all that they thought they wanted....that maybe they wanted it in a different color scheme, etc. I feel that there is another person out there that will absolutely love this one and will 'get' what I put into it to make it special. So I have a few more details to incorporate and I will be listing this one in my etsy.com store.