Inktober Days 1 – 21 (so far)

I didn’t really have a plan to join the gillion other artists on social media for this annual event. Why not? Because I don’t draw well. But that’s the whole point I guess, to do something each day for 31 days and see where you go.

I’m really surprised by;

1. I’m sticking with it and enjoy the process.

2. not realizing how much mental space it takes up to do this each day

3. that I am learning so much!

Mind you, all I’m doing is working and coming home, taking care of the cats, feeding me and El and home chores then sitting down to attempt the daily prompts. That’s it. No sewing!

I need to get started on the mini quilt swap I’m in as well as the Christmas commission but I’ve still got some time and already have the fabrics pulled and patterns ready. (that’s like half the battle)

My mantra has always been I can do anything for 30 minutes (this is the mind trick I use to get off my ample derriere and get walking) but now I can say I can do anything for 31 days too.

Day of the Dead Table Runners

A recent commission. The client asked for Day of The Dead so naturally I thought how fun to get skulls and embroider floral halos on them!

Tula Pink De La Luna ladies.

The skulls were purchased as unbleached cotton lacework that I dyed with my FW acrylic artists ink. It took a couple applications to get the color to stay as vibrant as I wanted. (I started light in case it didn’t work). 😉

The burgundy and turquoise rosettes are trim Ellen found while we were shopping. They matched perfectly and assister in combining the elements.

the cross was a “gift with purchase” of the 4 skulls. I thought it fitting to dye it and make a small “Thank You” for the buyer.

I sat and rewatched (for the first time) th Doctor Who series the David Tennant years. It was much fun to revisit the weird and wonderful series while atitching these bright yarn colors.

I really loved how the heart eyes of the Tula Pink fabric fit exactly for the eyes of the lacework skulls!

Once all the embroidery was done I could then back and batt and quilt! Fun awedding the small finishing touches.