|OMG I can't believe I'm showing you all this!|
The studio, as you can see, is in a total state of disarray. My Mom would cringe, if she could see it! I really need to dig out..excavate down to those lower layers. Put things away. Throw things out.
And yet... we are leaving again this Thursday...this time back to Savannah for my Mom's 80th birthday celebration. It seems likely that it won't all get completed by then.
Which brings me to my gift dilemma. I have designed this hamsa for my Mom. As it is a special birthday, I thought I would stitch this hamsa. So, I created two pieces of cloth and because I couldn't decide, I started stitching on each one. Then my neck and shoulder started to really hurt and the prospect of really stitching (and my friends know what I mean by really) seemed like it might be an impossibility.
|Mom's hamsa design in process|
|First piece of background fabric painted and printed using a doily.|
|Second piece of background fabric painted and printed with a doily.|
So now I thinking...should I do this in colored pencil? Should I carve a block and print it? Should I just stitch it as an outline on the fabric in a contrasting color...should I do more than one thing?
|The finished design with hidden hearts and Star of David.|
And of course, the bathrooms need cleaning and the garden needs weeding.....