I’m working on lots of new paper mache and thinking about little bits of paper I’ve found and saved.
I’m also working on a small gray owl. My plan was to make him entirely gray but he won’t have it.
And something else: Over the summer I took Susan Sato’s “One Patch Scrap Quilt” class at Fiber Notion here in Park Slope. The class was great, I had zero experience with traditional quilting techniques and I learned a ton, stuff that I use in my other hand sewing too. The class is being offered again beginning November 4th. You can contact Kat at Fiber Notion for more info.
I’ve abandoned the plan to put new things in the shop this week, instead it will be the beginning of next week. I was photographing things yesterday and this morning and saw lots of stuff I felt iffy about or didn’t like. I was particularly disappointed in the indigo owl, among other things his beak was completely wrong so I’m re -working it now and already like it much, much better.
I’ll post a couple more progress photos here later today.
Thanks for giving Chillingworth such a warm reception! I’m working on a new indigo owl now for next week’s shop update. The Japanese scraps are courtesey of Stephen Szczepanek. This owl is of particularly robust figure.
Some other work in progress:
And a couple things for the new “small things” section of the shop. A set of tiny office supplies in matchboxes and a pensive little cherub. I got the cherub an the Park slope Flea market – it washed up on Plum Beach in Brooklyn.
This truly glorious antique underskirt is destroyed in the skirt sense, it’s so fragile I’m surprised I was able to hang it for the photo, but it will make a wonderful foamy, boiling sea for a paper mache ship.
Bird news: the daily bird is back for one week. I’ll post one little bird for sale in the shop Monday through Friday, the time will vary. I’ll post a link here in the side bar each day when it’s ready and also on twitter.
*little clarification – I’ll post a link here in the sidebar but will not be emailing subscribers for each daily bird *
This is Monday’s bird matilde in a pine tree in Prospect Park.