30 days of stitching Day 4
Moving along with my self imposed challenge. Deadlines really do make me stay more focused. So I will be doing more of these. What to put on my list for the next go round? Hmm, so many things. I guess that is something I can dream and think about when I'm stitching, just let my mind go. Good ideas usually come when I'm doing something calming and repetitive. I just get lost in the rhythm and that really lets my mind wander in a good way. I call it Wanderlust of the Mind. Hmm, that sounds like a theme or a series or.........there I go off into the abyss.
Ok back to the subject at hand. What did I stitch today? I machine stitched on a tiny oil painting on paper. Yes, I put down a gesso on the paper first. If you don't the oils will go thru the paper and it will rot. Yep, bummer because I love to paint with oils on paper. Clear gesso works well too if you don't want to lose the look of the paper completely. Anyway I machine stitched if free form and it worked well. I had sealed it first with a spray varnish. I also worked on some journal pages with stitch and digital paper that I created. A splatter look on stripes and texture. I hand stitched a bit with that yummy raw silk I showed yesterday and did a few other things. Playing around with things...it's important to have that free time where you just explore and play with materials. Not thinking about creating a masterpiece but just doing what feels good and letting your muscle memory sort of take over. Ok a couple of pics but I was running out of light so only a couple today. Hope your doing well with this stay at home situation and getting some creative time in yourself.
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