Sunday, January 31, 2016
Road trip company
DH and I took a trip to Boston this past week to attend the preview of Disney's newest release, The Finest Hours. Heaven forbid I should ride in a car for an hour and a half each way without something to stitch, and my current magazine project was too big to take along. So I unearthed an already-painted canvas of my Mexican Mariachi to keep me company.
The Mariachi is a cylindrical ornament, aka a "roll-up." The trick in designing these ornaments is to think round while painting on the flat. When finished, his serape will meet in the back for additional visual interest--no matter how good the finisher, I've never known an ornament that hangs completely straight!
Not enough stitching has been accomplished to take a progress photo--I switched back to the larger piece as soon as I got home--but I'll be back, hopefully soon,.