Thursday, February 24, 2011
I have been slowly working away on this project. I have digitized all the appliqued fish myself and am quite pleased with the results so far. Each one gets a bit of a tweaking as I sew them out, so it does take a little time. The fabric is painted and then rock salt was liberally sprinkled and created a speckled effect. I did this - possibly two years ago - so I am not sure of the paints I used. There is of course, a bit of gold dust splattered about.
Here are a few closeups of the fish. I added some colour to the yellow fish because they just took over (if that is possible with such a group of bright orange fish.
Here is Harv, trying reeaaallly hard to get a tummy rub. Norm hasn't been sighted a lot, preferring to remain upstairs away from O'Reilly (aka Gonzo the Giant). He did make his presence briefly known by doing what he does best (peeing on the carpet), but over the last week has finally accepted that life as he knew it, was to include a large dog (who just wants to play). No Prozac has been used at this point.
And of course, I can't finish without the O'Reilly Dog. Puppies can seriously eat into your day, it is like having a new baby in the house, only it moves and the mop and bucket are on permanent standby. Now at 16 weeks, O'Reilly weighed in at 26kilo's. He has had to adjust his sleeping habits with regards to his favourite chair.......
We are currently doing puppy school, after receiving our diploma in puppy kinder. There is nothing like crouching down, doing the "come O'Reilly, come "- and having a large dog without brakes (and not much in the way of co ordination some days) screaming down the hall towards you - sometimes it just doesn't end well!