My coworker bought a new pair of jeans for her son and at the end of the day he had totally ripped them to shreds. Oops!! She was so mad she threw them in the trash, but I asked her if I could have them. This is my work in progress:
First I added the zipper and then sewed up the rest of the pant leg. I got out some embroidery thread and made some "x's" and "*'s" up the seam. I did a running stitch along the bottom and then did some more running stitch lines and beading on the other pant leg.
I'm not through yet, but I think this little pair of boys jeans is turning into a nice girlie pair of jeans! heehee!! I may get brave and paint something on the untorn leg of the jeans. We'll see. I'll be adding a little applique to cover up the hole and then some crystals or beads on the backside. At some point I'll call it done and send it back out into the world. So, my coworker's "oops" turned into a creating opportunity for me!
So, I went out and bought some watercolor paper this weekend. Oh, my goodness. I'm such an idiot!! I thought that I could just send in my 4" x 6" watercolor on regular paper (even though wet paper wrinkles, etc). I thought it looked good!! Then I got ahold of paper that should have been used and what a difference!! I still like my original drawing, but this is the piece I'll be sending in:
Before watercolor added
Painted on watercolor paper
watercolor paper on left; sketch paper on right - Hey, I'm learning!!
I loved my new watercolor paper so much, I bought different sizes and went to town on some drawings. These still need to be painted:
And last, but not least, I found this very amusing. While out walking the dog this weekend, we saw the city crew changing out stop signs. Hmm . . . can you see the difference??!!
Old stop sign
New stop sign (same hand)
Okay, maybe it's not clear in the pictures, but the new signs are ginormous!!! And they've lowered them so they're almost at eye level when you're sitting in a car. CRAZY!!! My hard earned taxes at work!!! Gotta love it! Oh, yeah, best part - these signs were put up in my neighborhood where there aren't any accidents!! Not sure why we needed them . . .
Hope everyone is having a great CREATING day!