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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Working On Another New Project

 Hello again, I'm back.  Its been a quiet day at Mother's house.  Aside from some self-absorbed dumbasses who seemed to think that the world should revolve around their fragile sensitivities, its been a very nice day.  In case you missed the ruckus on Facebook earlier today, the latest influx of new "fans" brought along some uneducated folks who thought Mother should not be posting what she wants to post, but that she should only post what they might approve of.  If you have met me you know how well that went for them.  

I spent the day drawing up new patterns for my next project.  I got myself inspired by a master quilt artist yesterday and I had to start doing something more than just stitching back and forth in little scales for hours on end.  I have a vision of a series of landscape quilts filled with native plants and animals that I really want to start working on.  But first I need plants and animals, so I am trying to come up with some workable patterns.  I am cheating so I am not going to tell you how I am managing to get such great patterns, but a girls got to do what a girls got to do when she can't draw for shit.  I have lots of skills, unfortunately, drawing is not one of them.  

I have actually done so much drawing over the last two days that my finger is sore where the pen presses against it.  I used to have a large callous in that spot from writing, but since I have spent so many years doing most of my writing on the computer the callous is almost gone, and the finger freaking hurts!  I have it wrapped up in bandages to cushion it so I could continue drawing.  A normal person would probably take a break and do something else for a while to give the finger a rest, but I am not a normal person.  I am an obsessive compulsive person, and I am obsessing.  And I am enjoying the hell out of it so I do not care.  

It will probably be a while before I have any pictures of this project to share with you all though.  Not sure yet how I want to put the critters together, I am actually thinking to try doing it by hand instead of on the sewing machine, but that is probably a bad idea for me.  I really enjoy doing hand work, but it is so time consuming and my obsessive compulsive nature does not usually last long enough to complete a project the size of the one I am envisioning.  At this point I think I am just going to keep drawing patterns for a few more days until I decide what I am going to do with them.  Or, until I give up on this project and move on to the next one, which is probably what I will end up doing in the long run anyway.

For now I think I will sign out of here and go take a nice hot bath.  I have been freezing again the last couple of days, even with my awesome new quilty pants, and the best way for me to defrost is in a hot bath, so I take them a lot in the winter, and I am going to go take one now.  Talk at you all again tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. I consider that a quilter (or embroider-er) uses fabric as a method of drawing. Which, to my mind, is every bit as legitimate a way of 'drawing' as using pencil & chalks. Have fun!