I think one of the funniest moments of doing this piece occurred when I went to one of the local fabric shops looking for a couple of other bits and pieces. I was showing one of the staff members who I chat to. A lady wandered up to the counter and looked at my piece and looked at me and casually said something along the lines of - "isn't it funny how people make themselves better looking in their art than they do in real life". Well, that can really deflate a girl's ego....and I had my face on and everything. There's a word for people like that.........
Okay, now my fingernails never ever look that good. If you do stuff with your hands, nails are never going to work, but in my imagining I have pretty pink nails. I do however, in spite of less than glamorous nails, wear rings on most fingers, (although one is missing presently. In one of those moments you see in cartoons, I went to pick it up, dropped it, where it then ricocheted off the side of a the bedside table and I heard it clink as it went down the ducted heating vent, from the top floor to the bottom, so when I can get somebody into the narrow under floor area, cuts will be made to the duct work and the "duct tape" will actually be put to the use it was designed for)......anyway, I wear big earrings and rings on my fingers although I stop at bells on my toes, and I have a head of large fluffy hair and some days I look pretty damn good for over 50! And, I do wear glasses when I sew even though I am already wearing contact lenses...
Back to the piece, here are some up close bits:
I have made a start on using the Nearly Tribal masks in a quilt. I did a bit of reading via Mr Google and it was suggested that African Quilts had lots of changes in design to confuse evil spirits. I am running with that theory - those pesky little evil spirits will be so confused on my quilt, they won't know in which direction to travel!
Here is a sneak peak.
I think this one is a Shovel Nosed Ray, he went back:
This one we argued about, once the fish get too big I start feeling sorry for them. This is a Gummy Shark - I think. He had the most amazing coloured eyes and his skin feels like soft leather. This was the forth one that got caught, but the only one that made it in to the boat. Some screaming was involved in landing this one - I was trying to take pictures, whilst my husband wanted me to get the net under it. I nearly took a header in the process (this is a common occurrence - good job I wear a life jacket). Anyway, we got it in the boat, I took a photo or two and one with his IPhone so he could send it to everybody on the phone list, and then it went back in the water, it just lay there (Al was holding the tail) and we thought it had suffered an early demise. We brought it back into the boat and put it in the tub - it was just playing possum (or is that shark). After further discussion he went back in - the husband needs to study YouTube on how to fillet Gummy Shark, then all bets are off - these are, apparently, sensational eating. Have a look at that face!
Pancakes with Nutella, bananas, cream and a delicate dusting of praline. No wonder I am fluffy. Dessert, not just for after dinner any more.
Pelicans doing lazy circle work in the sky - this was a flock of about 30, thank heavens there was no pooping. Remember earlier I mentioned nearly taking a header out the boat, this was another moment where Sue nearly went out the back - I was standing taking photos, he was driving the boat, there was a less than gentle take off - the only thing that stopped me an the camera going overboard was the bait table.
Hope everyone has a great week. School is back tomorrow - doing the dance that mothers of teenage boys do!