Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Back To Work - Again!

I know, its been a month since I last posted.  Its been an intense time for me physically, as I have fibromyalgia, and the up and down weather has kept me from doing the things I love.  I have managed to get a little done, though, so I wanted to at least share that with everyone.

I finally got to the 'art store' and got the sealant spray for my Buddha head paintings (these will be incorporated into bags) and hand-painted shoes.  This is great, because now I can make the two 'Buddha Bags' that I've been itching to complete, and I can list the shoes on my Etsy store site.  I sold my very first painted shoes a couple of weeks ago - what a wonderful surprise and blessing! 

My next jaunt will be to the thrift stores in search of a new iron, as I didn't bring one with me when I relocated, and now will need to do a good bit of pressing as I create bags!  I have selected my 'raw materials' for the first one, using the painting that I did in watercolors on linen.  The combination of the linen, the silk front and back, the ultrasuede for the sides, the cream embossed fabric for side pockets, and the floral piece that brings everything together, should make for a very elegant, truly original piece. 

I also started work, painting, on a really cute blue denim bag with cork I thought you might like a peek at that, as will eventually have birds and flowers and all things spring/summer....and I'm really enjoying making it up as I go.

And, lastly, I started on a new pair of shoes....they will feature dogwood blossoms and foliage....I've only gotten the 'rims' started so far, and I plan to put nice big blossoms on the tops....I work on them a little every day, and I am really enjoying the process....more of that making it up as I go....they were originally going to have stars and the moon over water....then the dogwood blossoms came and possessed my muse!  And I do trust my muse exclusively!
So, now you are caught up on my getting caught up, after being caught up in an abrupt season change that kind of sidelined me for a bit.  I will keep you updated on the progress of my current projects, promise!  Until then, have a peaceful Spring Equinox and do visit my Etsy store if you get a chance; I will probably have some new items listed by the middle of next week, starting with those brown suede shoes!!  

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