A day in the life of Becky.......
I have somehow been in the habit lately of doing my sewing on the weekend and doing other things during the week. Not a bad schedule if you ask me. ( I don't know how this will work once school begins next week) During the summer, it has worked very well.
I will explain that it took so long to complete the paper mache "K" that starting a new letter is a tad bit exciting. Especially since I've had in my mind where I wanted to go with it for a good while.
I wanted to do my "L" with lollipops on it. Not the lollipops of today with action hero's as the pop. I wanted the old fashion lollipops that I use to walk to the store and get for a penny, at the most 5cents.
I've had some heavy gel staring at me for a good while now, so I thought... (dangerous) that it might be nice to lift a few of the lollipops up off the letter a bit.
I tried some gel on a piece of paper first to see how long it took to dry. ( a long time. You know what they say about watching a pot come to a boil) but being the person I am, I decided to give it a try.... I must say it is hard getting gel just where you want it, and removing when I got it somewhere I didn't want it.
Now, I wait.... and wait...... and wait. But, I'm hoping when it's done and I can paint the lollipops, it will come out "Oh so cute!"
On to more projects.........
Ever since I was a girl taking art lessons, I have had this phobia about doing portraits. I don't know why exactly, except the measurements were just too much. They never came out like they were suppose to, and since I don't have a lot of patience when my art is concerned, I stopped trying. Well, I'm an adult now. You might say that I put drawing a portrait on my "bucket list" so here I go again. I have turned into a somewhat patient person and I'm full of new ideas and new experiences, I am stubborn. So, here I go again.
Crazy me decided to try my hand at a portrait of my late grandfather. The photo is a black and white and it was from a photograph when he was middle aged.
Ok, I'm gonna do this if it takes the rest of my life, and I've been put in a straight jacket. If others can do it lickety split, so can I! So there.......
|my rendition of Papa!|