I spent almost the entire summer outside banishing weapons (aka as tools) such as shovel, spading forks, hammers, drills, and saws. It was a great stress releaser to bang, prune, repair and attack everything in general.. If it was raining I was in the kitchen banishing different weapons but still stomping about as I was listening mostly to the music of the Statler brothers. All in all it was a very physical summer.
But like stitching, button painting was at a complete halt for months except for one special project... a commission by a grandmother for two buttons of a cat co-owned by two sisters.
The cat was named Hex and I found his eyes mesmerizing. I happen to have two large MOP buttons that had very unique coloration which seems perfect for Hex. I did not paint the background...I just used the natural color of the mother of pearl.
There was another granddaughter who had a pet lizard and I was asked it I could paint a lizard. I hadn't heard anything for some time so I thought my chance to paint a lizard wasn't going to happen but today I received some photos of and am eager to start.
The elongated body does not lend itself to a round button so it will probably be a head pose. Meet "Bask!"
Remember the soutache jewelry from the other day... Well I have a huge hug and thank you for Jocelyne Ausseil who found this fantastic tuto...
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Margreet's blocks arrived today and they are such warm forest colors.. I haven't read her booklet yet so not sure if she had a prefe...