In my true juggler fashion, I dropped the crochet hook and started drawing. But just to be contrary, I am drawing on fabric. I love black line on vibrant colored fabrics. And I didn’t want to just stretch the completed fabric drawing onto wood strips like a painting. So I started cutting the drawings out, sewing and stuffing them, fashioning the drawings into small pillows. I wanted the pillows to hang on the wall or lay on the counter or table or shelf. I stitched little loops or eyes from hooks and eyes to the back, by my signature, so that these little guys could hang. What do you think? I love the way they look and have started on a series drawn on floral polished cotton that is colored in a washed out fifties kind of way. Like an old dishtowel. They are looking quite cool also. A little yin and yang, hot and cool colors.
The whole inspiration for the batch of stuffed drawings was the “create your version of the Etsy Plush Street Team mascot P. T. Stitchy” challenge. I wanted to make something different, not appliqued or crocheted and I was in the mood to draw. So after I transferred nervousonion‘s great design and completed the stuffed P. T., I still felt the need to apply black line to fabric. I used a variety of permanent fabric markers to get the look I wanted. I didn’t want a painted appearance, I wanted it to be more sunk into the fibers, not floating on top.
I’ll probably post this hot group to Etsy tomorrow. Too tired tonight. Went to that
DFWPunk film last night and stayed up too late. The film was OK, not enough Nervebreakers in my opinion but plenty of obnoxious young people with nasty words and actions to guarantee equal opportunity offensiveness. I’ll get my fill of Nervebreakers Sunday night. They’ll be getting together at our house to make some righteous noise. Later…