Jun 13, 2008
FLIT FLIT FLIT
One of the things I love about this wacky art form of ours is that you can spend an entire evening doing nothing at all and still feel completely satisfied (artistically speaking, of course).
I changed the canvas color for "Primrose Path" to marbleized pink and then decided to just "play" with some other Laura J. Perin pieces that I've collected. (I told you I love her....I wasn't kidding.)
This one is called "Indian Summer". I loved it the minute I saw it and REALLY loved it when I saw it in progress at a stitchy retreat. Wow. The color combinations are very rich and yummy, and the orange/pumpkin canvas is going to be nice to work with.
This was one of the first Laura J. Perin designs that I ever purchased. It's called "Equilibrium". I had originally colorized this one in reds, but decided last night to pull all of the original colors. Again, wow. I find it weird that I don't have one speck of blue in my house but I am constantly drawn to it as a theme color in my stitching. Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something?
Yes, I have all of the requisite metallics here, but I am still fretting a bit about using them. I like Flair, damn it. But...if I am ever going to spread my wings then I should probably just TRY these before I complain about them, right? Kinda' like brussel sprouts. (Which, by the way, I love sauteed in a little olive oil, with shredded parm and red pepper flakes!)
I did some more flitting about and managed to look at the clock at 2am. Definitely had "attention issues", since I spent the night going "Oh look! Canvases! Oh look! Charts for Halloween! Oh look! I can put this on that and that on this and... oh look! Stewey slept on the chair while I plopped down on the floor with canvases, charts, threads, and linen and surrounded myself in "ahhhhhhhhhh".
Didn't put on single stitch in anything at all but went to bed with visions of projects dancing in my head. Bliss.
Posted by Coni