The adventures of Georgia Mars,
Australian Artist/Crafter living abroad
14 October, 2011
He is NOT a rat
He's very difficult to photograph in the low light as he's a sweet shiny little black mouse.
I know his tail is a little rattish, but that's the problem with sewing these; it's very difficult to make very small, thin features. The foot could have been better too, but otherwise I am very happy with him.
And here's my polar bear in progress. He's looking less like a rhino now that he has a face.
Mum left yesterday, so I spent the day in my studio painting. We went to the MET last week and caught a fantastic exhibition of master painters of India- intricately detailed miniatures. It was amazing. There were very strong magnifying glasses available to carry around the exhibition (I really want one of those for life!) and you could see all the individually painted hairs, and the details of the flowers and trees. Totally inspirational. So, both the mouse and the polar bear are painted with individual hairs. A time consuming, but rewarding method.