Sunday, August 19, 2007

Good morning

Good morning, originally uploaded by wildjinjer.

I look forward to this moment in the morning: Amelia's eyes flutter open, she arcs her body in a stretch, and then notices me watching her over the edge of her crib.

I'm trying to create a collection of special moments in my sketchbook. I'm thinking I'm going to slowly work them into a storybook mixing drawings and applique. Grandma (Bobo) Martin is a book artist, so I'd like to collaborate with her on a special original edition for Amelia.

Big plans, but who know what will really happen.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bundy's new hat

Bundy's new hat, originally uploaded by wildjinjer.

Every summer for the last 3 summers, I've taught a hat class for CCA's summer program for middle-schoolers, YASP. I teach them how to make hand-felted hats. This little sample has a separate brim sewn to the crown. The felt is decorated with different blue wools and yarns.

Bundy has a new hat

Bundy has a new hat, originally uploaded by wildjinjer.

Now if only it weren't impossible to get her to sit still!

This is a hand-felted wool hat. The bottom of the brim has a layer of silk chiffon felted into it, mostly just to see what it would look like (not terribly different than without).

It fits her a little too tightly now, so I have to look around for some object to re-block it with.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Bad, Bad Blogger

Illustration Friday: Discovery, originally uploaded by wildjinjer.

Okay, I've broken the blogger rule of "post at least once a week."
I'm a bad blogger. I suppose the worse sin is not taking myself seriously enough to do anything at all to get my blog viewed, so it's pretty much a ghost town around here. I suppose I'm waiting until I have a big archive of interesting posts and some momentum...

Meanwhile, here's a little sketch I did of Amelia a while ago. She's really sketch-able. I'm working on a project that may or may not actually happen --a little book (in collaboration with my mother-in-law who does book arts) of Bundy Portraits. She loves looking at faces now, so I hope she likes it.