Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I have absolutely no business blogging today. I should be cleaning. My son and his wife are coming for a visit for Thanksgiving and their room isn't ready yet and the bathroom is not fit to be shown to outsiders. We haven't seen them since July, so I want everything to be nice.

On the other hand, I have been working all morning, and these hats are going in the mail today so I NEEDED to get a photo of them. LOL!

These are for a "parts swap" on Fabric Doll Art. The finished dolls will be in the form of Holiday tea pots! I especially like the green and pink one with the angel button. I wish I could find another one of those buttons...

It is good to be in the sewing room after so much time spent painting.

The painting bug has bit me hard however, and I have begun another canvas. I won't work on it until after our company leaves, as not everybody is as crazy about the smell of oil paint as I am.

This is the reference for my next portrait attempt. It is a snapshot of my mother taken when she was a young girl. I have *always* loved this photo. Wasn't she the cutest thing??

I have a couple other old snaps of family members... I think I will begin a series.

This is what I have so far. I think I caught the likeness pretty well, but I need to keep working on the placement of her hands. The details in the photo just aren't as clear as I'd like. Hmmm... this might be a good spot to experiment with "lost edges"!

Anybody have any ideas as to what color her shirt might be??

OK, back to cleaning. It really will be nice to have the house completely clean again. It makes it so much more comfortable to be creative.

I hope that everyone who reads this has the most Blessed Thanksgiving. May you have as much to be thankful for as I do!




Anonymous said...

Judi, I'm so glad you posted to your blog! The teapot hats are precious! I wish I'd had the sewing skill needed to join that swap, but I knew I didn't! Still, I'm SO much enjoying seeing the various teapot components coming together! As for your beginning to the painting of your mother - I don't even know what to say. First of all, what a DOLL she was! And the kitty is so cute! I think that shirt looks emerald green. I don't know WHY I think so, but I do. LOL! Funny how we look at black & white photos & 'see' a particular color', isn't it? I'm eager to see this painted! It's going to be incredible!

shashi said...

Oh you are so talented. How nice to be able to paint your mum as a small girl. Such a charming picture. I think she could be wearing a velvet top in deep red or a dark green?

Judi said...

You made the grid work look easy! I have no idea what color top she was wearing - it's so hard to guess from black and white. You could use any color you like really. Have a great day and don't eat too much. (HA)

Linda said...

Judi,the hats are so cute. I can't wait to see your painting of your mother- just from the sketch you have done, I can tell it will wonderful.
Linda F from FL

Linda said...

The sketch is wonderful...lovely picture to work from. The hats are too cute.
Auntie linda