Friday, October 9, 2015
Last weekend I bought 1.5 yards of a pale, beige batik while on a motorcycle ride to Halfway, OR. Tonight I started sketching out one of my favorites from the Millie Marotta "Animal Kingdom, Color Me, Draw Me" book. The body outline of my bird is about 31" x 46". What I love about her drawings is how easily they adapt to FMQ. While her plan for the head/neck feathers are pointed and scale-like, I think that the photo confirms that it'll work with oval pebbling. While she uses dashed lines for variation, I think I'll primarily use distance between stitching. Once again, the proof is in the photo that this will work: The lower beak looks darker, but is the same pen as the upper beak. (I plan to fix the random directionality in the final beak).
I am SO excited about this, that I am turning down a ride with some of my absolutely favorite people in the world, on what is predicted to be a most gorgeous fall day in Idaho to get this party started.