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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Skelly is done!

 When I finish a project like this its always a relief.

after months of slogging through the design phase,
the picking and choosing phase,
the initial sewing and blocking phase, the "oh my god, I'm stuck!" phase,

the going in another direction phase, followed by more design, picking and choosing, sewing and blocking....


more "oh my god, I'm stuck!"
then the final inspiration, that gets you unstuck and across the finish line .

 phew!

by that time you are either sick to death of the final piece,

 or it has grown on you,
like moss.





it's a part of you now. Indelible.



I always have trouble with the next phase.



the taking pictures phase.




how many do you take?





at what angle?






close ups?










how close up?




 Indoors or out?




how much detail?



 Natural light or flash?




do I examine every part of the piece?






 Do I go through every little nuance







how throughly?



in the end I take a lot of pictures.


 I don't usually show them all at once like this





I pick the best ones and showcase them

I try not to go overboard

but sometimes it's nice to see a persons process in these things.

it helps us make our own Phases easier to deal with.


More comprehensible.



you can see the progress here, here and here

9 comments:

Marilyn said...

I recognize with the "stages" but I'm glad you persevered because skelly is great!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh the angst!! Never mind - it was all worth it because just look what you've made. So cute!!

glassbylindi.blogspot.com said...

This is GREAT! L

Bear said...

Oh my skellie is fantastic, aftrr all the hassels he is just so fabulous.xxoo

Kerry Leslie said...

Fabulous finish Flora! He is to die for (no pun intended). lol

LoriF said...

Skellie is fantastic! Love the colours and theme, and the imagination shown. Wonderful work!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I LOVE that skellie. I Love skellies!! The red makes him even more impressive, if that's possible.
xx, Carol

Renee said...

Flora, what an intricate piece of art! I was impressed with the embroidered skeleton. Then, I clicked on a picture for a close up and was in awe of all of the stitching and beading details you added. Amazing!

traderslostart said...

An embroidered skeleton. Wouldn't have thought of that, It is amazing. The whole piece is absolutely wonderful. I could study the closeups for quite some time, and still find something new to look at. Well done Flora.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/11713921@N04/sets/

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