On my last post, “the girls” were fused down to the background fabric and I was ready to start stitching. The stitching is always my favorite part of these caricatures because it really brings the piece to life. After stitching, I used a little paint and colored pencils for the final details. And then I put the piece on stretcher bars. I think I will go ahead and frame it because it will be in an exhibition next summer.
Here’s the entire piece. The original sketched design was drawn by my friend Nanci Williams. We have begun working on the exhibition and have invited 25 local artists to pick a sketch and make a piece in their preferred media from that sketch. Once the pieces come in, then we’ll take photographs and create a book which we are planning on self publishing.
Here’s a bit closer view.
This is Anna Belle,
and Becky Sue.
And here are there feet – I like how the sandals came out 🙂 The sketch was based on four women that came into the store all together, dressed nearly the same. Of course “Becky Sue” is the odd one out as she had a striped shirt!
And since it is Halloween, I thought you might like to see how our windows are decorated at the store. This is another one of Nanci’s creations.
She spent a lot of time creating these scary, spooky birds.
And the skeleton in the “nest” is still afraid! Do you see the rat? Happy Halloween from all of us here at the Felting and Fiber Studio!