Actually, these first few photos are of what was on the work table in between other projects. I finished this teddy for the overalls I made last week and then decided she also needed a sun hat.
The flowers in her pockets are vintage forget-me-nots which I use every time I can justify it. I don’t have a lot of them but they really do better out in the world rather than sitting in a jar on a shelf in my studio, don’t cha think?
She seems to be wondering why I took her hat away. Okay, little bear you can have it back. I hope to make her available for adoption relatively soon.
Next, I pulled out a couple of cigar boxes from my stash and decided that perhaps if I began working on them, a plan would soon develop. Kind of like a warm up before the big game. Actually, I have no idea what I am talking about – that made no sense, did it?
Anywho, the impressed letters in this one will certainly show through once I get down to painting and/or decorating it so I’ve gone and filled them in hoping I will stick with my as yet undecided plan.
Then I thought as long as the table is out of commission as an actual table to eat on, I might as well get another box prepared. I am hoping the gesso I plan to paint on this one will help fade the printing and make it easier to accept the paint. That is unless I decide to cover it with paper.
There you have it. No sense in watching the paint dry so I’m off to see what kind of other kinds of bear clothes I can make because – well, because – it just seems like a fun thing to do.