Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Pink Artist offering
I finished my first square for the Pink Artist project... well, I think I'm finished. I'm undecided on finishing the back, right now all the stitching shows. For those of you that have already completed your square... did you finish the backs?
The metal part of this is a pin from Avon, I removed the pin back then used just a touch of E-6000 to glue 2 parts of the back to the base and then tacked it down in three places with little bead loops. The base is very similar to heavy duty pellon. I buy it in various colors from Nicole Campanella and I love it for small projects.
The sequins are vintage and the light pink beads are charlottes.
I hope to make a few more squares in the next week or so. Also in the next few days to a week, I will be posting my offering for the One World One Heart drawing. So stay tuned for that if you're interested. It will have a Valentine theme.
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman