27 January, 2012
Happy Australia Day (although I know it has come and gone in Australia). The kids were over the moon that I made them lamingtons for after school snack today.
And while it rained/snowed/sleeted on and off through the day, I took myself up to my studio to kind of futz around on a few ideas that have been rattling around in my head lately. (avoiding sick children- Kit was home with a cold today and Oscar and Remi have been sneezing all over the place too).
This little chipmunk almost got made into a 3 dimensional painted fabric little guy, but half way through, I decided he wasn't working so he was deconstructed. But I still liked him, so I had a go at painting him 2 dimensionally.
And I had a play around with doing some collages. Kind of like my pillows, but I'm waiting to make some more of those until I work out the best way to just make covers as the postage costs of sending a full cushion is just to much. These photos were all taken tonight, so they're a bit dodgy. (And we're off to VT tomorrow -finally- so I wasn't sure if I'd get around to doing this post then). That's why I put both photos in... to give you a better idea. I matted this one, as I had a spare mat that fitted.
And a raccoon and fox who were too big for the mat. I kind of like where these are going- would be cute in a kid's room, but not sure they are how I want them yet. The fox looks like he has sunglasses on...
I really want to make some more of the cushions. I sold all my foxes (except for one I kept for myself), so I think I might make some more of those. And I want to make another raccoon as I loved that one and almost kept it too. But the woman who bought him said she loves him, so I have to be happy with that.