Ey up my bloggy chums! ;0) Well you're all looking pretty bloody gorgeous today I must say!
All sorts of stuff to show you today so grab a cuppa n some biccies n lets get going
Now you know when some things just have to be done, like say shovelling down a whole bar of Lindt almond choccy then blaming the dog? (In my defence I was particularly hormoney and it's been raining constantly...besides the dog's a daft as a brush n doesnt know what's going on at the best of times)
Well anyway, I've had this in my head for a while now and it seemed only fitting what with the wet weather n all
So here's the latest piece...a slippery fat frog!
And here he is again all stitched up n looking for some snogging action!
I was going to go with a "froggy went a courting" theme, but been there - done that.
And so after a couple of glasses of red it came to me...Frog...Frog Prince...Prince...KISS!
Froggy sits amongst the lyrics from the Prince hit of the same name,Kiss:
" You don't have to be rich to be my girl
You don't have to be cool to rule my world
Aint no particular sign I'm more compatible with
I just want your extra time and your...."
The lips are painted in soft pink watercolor paint which I then outlined with black embroidery silks and added the words "KISSY! KISSY! MWAH!" with tiny little "x" kisses in a cerise silk
I painted this piece with watercolor paints and then hand stitched a lily pad haven fit for any froggy! Threads vary in thickness and weight for added texture, there's a few of his stitchy tadpole friends squiggling through the painting and lots of hand stitched kissy lips!
I've kept the painting free and loose to keep the colours fresh and bright, sketchy pencil marks are also visible.
Colours are shades of lucious greens, turquoises and blues with vibrant reds and yellows....ooo and a wiggly bit of couching, which I've never done before but quite enjoyed!
Lily pads are hand stitched in vibrant green sliks and thread interspersed with drops of metallic gold paint that glitters when the light hits it.
This particular work is painted and stitched onto textured watercolor paper and will come matted with a white mount so will be ready for framing.
The piece measures approx 11.7 x 8.3 inch or A4 and fits into any standard 14 x 11inch frame so you can just plonk him in and shove him on your wall...huzzah!
Available for your purchasing, snogging pleasure at the ol' Etsy shop, I thank you!
Now speaking of my shop and in keeping with the general vibe...some day my prints will come, and indeed they have! Yep BIG PRINTS are now available!
So far Bunny:
n Angry Chihuahua
They're printed on a textured watercolour stylee paper, nice n bright n stitchy details are all present and correct, check 'em out n tell me wotcha reckon?
I've also been cracking on with some new pieces, again these are on paper and are waiting for the stitching to begin:
Wee fluffy guinea pig...SQUEEEEAK!
And a bleedin' great Ostrich...I'm not sure what noise they make...anyone??!
So they'll be keeping me out of mischief for a while, but stay tuned cos my mojo is back with a vengence and there's summin' else to show you next time but can't just yet as it's heading to Australia n recipient doesnt know what it is yet!!
...now, I'm a bit peckish, the husband's back from the shop muttering about missing choccy etc...where's the dog?
Stay funky n fierce my bloggy chums, big Mimi Loves to y'all and thanks for droppin' by :)