Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sienna, So Far ...

Took the day off of work to make some progress on the class project for Terri Stegmeiller's Faces on Fabric class. This piece is called "Licking Frosting Off the Moon," or "Mama Let You Lick the Spoon" in honor of a couple of John Hiatt songs. Her name is Sienna.

This is the stitching on the stabilizer side. Most of the stitching you see is to hold down the applique pieces. There's some thread painting on the spoon and her eye brows. This is very similar to the drawing I started with.

Detail of her face. I still need to finish her nose, but that will have to wait for another day!

One of the practice faces I painted before working on the real thing. Good idea, too. The shading does take practice to get just the right amount of paint on the right brush--and then to put it in all the right places. This picture looks better than the real thing. In real life, she looks like she needs a bath.

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