Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A binding for Shanties in Blue

I've made a list and I'm slowly crossing off the items. Do you do that? Sometimes, I get so wrapped up in worrying about remembering every little thing I want to accomplish in a week, that I keep circulating it all through my head in a continuous loop. Making a list stops that process and I can relax.

The second shanty piece that I'm calling Shanties in Blue was on the list.
After getting out with my friend, Alma, on our usual circuit on our snowshoes this morning, I had lunch and tackled a couple of things on the list-- made a phone call, got a package ready to mail, (yes, the giveaway), and then I moved into the studio.


I got the backing,  the binding, and the label  on --just need to hand sew it back.

It measures 9 1/4" by 11 3/4". I quite enjoy doing these. I like the size, the colors in the winter landscape, the small, sometimes wonky buildings and the idea that they go away and come back the next year in a different configuration. More next year.


I feel productive. Now I can take a break before I run to the grocery store and the post office.



7 comments:

Eileen said...

'Shanties in Blue' another excellent piece in this series. I like that you use inspiration from your life for your art work. I am disappointed I missed a chance for the giveaway having been busy the last while. I look forward to every one of your blog posts though Holly. You do a great job.

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Love these ice shanties!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Love them too!!! and thwt blue fabric pulls out the thread painting so well!!!!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Love them too!!! and thwt blue fabric pulls out the thread painting so well!!!!!

Verna G said...

I love the blue on this. Looks so nice and COLD!

Linda H said...

Absolutely - I'm a list maker too! Feels so good to cross things off, doesn't it? I love the sense of accomplishment... Love your Shanties piece. The blue is perfect!

Mereknits said...

I love a good list and LOVE crossing things off. Your shanty in blue work is beautiful.
Hugs,
Meredith