Hello and Happy March. Come on Winter it is time to be over and our March winds are blowing you away. We will share our strong March winds with you all. Well hope so anyway. How does that sound today?
I have been wanting to do a beach/Mermaid CQ block or something.. There are some out there in Blog Land that are breath taking with the beads and everything that goes with them.
As you know I have been on a faerie tear lately and have done one more but thought OK Annette do a Mermaid. So being semi lazy this last week I peeked into my art journals and tada there were a little school of them on a couple of pages. I guess mermaids are in schools they are part fish. Anyway I photographed part of the page and loaded it onto my computer to resize it and print if off on fabric. She is very whimsy so I thought the CQ should be also.
Sweet readers here she is. Mermaid #1. ( may have to do some more of these cuties) Best part about it is Grand daughter wants it. Of course I started with the fabric and thought Annette do soft colors and do dads now. As you can see that didn't work, the softer background colors yes but that is where it stopped. I used food colored dyed cooking gauze for the orangish sea debris. I then wanted the starfish I got at Tisha's Threadworks 810-678-8191. A great place for anything we could ever want, just call her and you will love doing business with her. Anyway the starfish, I didn't know how to cover it with thread so I got out my trusty glue and beads and blinged it up Texas style. I then just kept adding and doing until it weighed 100 pounds and knew it was enough for today. I did add some stitching to her hair and fins also. The little fish at the center I got that bead in Sedona and had to add little bubbles for him also.
I made a funky matt for Grand daughter and will get a 12x12 frame and mail off Tuesday to Hawaii. I bet this little mermaid will be excited to be over there and be cute.
The new faerie I just painted, she certainly had a mind of her own. I wanted it to be light and airy ( the right side is lighter than it shows), but noooooooooooooo she had a mind of her own. So I let her mellow or whatever they do when I put them at the bottom of the pile. Wound up doing her like this, I think she is happy right now because she is with the other faeries have drawn. She will also be available soon on my Etsy shop.
There you go now you know what is going on in my world today. Thanks for stopping by and Happy CQing to you all.