Thursday, July 23, 2009

Raj - The Stitched Elephant

All done! I took too long on this guy, but I was having a hard time getting a clear idea of what he was supposed to look like. I could have stopped when he was all stitched, but I liked the idea of decorative painting. Leather is an unforgiving medium to paint on, but it was exciting :) Now I'm sending him off to Phoenix for the 'Munny Grubbers' show in August. I hope he finds a home!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Slowly yet surely

Since Chelo and I have really started to crack down and work on wedding stuff, the progress on this piece has been pretty slow. I was able to log a few hours this weekend and i can finally see the end in site! Once he's all stitched I want to add more  'decorative' elements, which will be a new thing for me. 
Sometimes when I start projects I have a clear vision of the outcome (Anubis, the deer spirit mask, mog) and other times I just have an idea and hope that it fleshes out (stitch the lion, tropical fish mask, this elephant) It doesn't always turn out as well as I hoped, but I always learn something from the process and I always have fun doing it. I'm still not really sure where this elephant (whom I named Raj) is going, but I enjoy being along for the ride  :)