Thursday, March 22, 2012
Surgery's over, yay! Stitches are out, double-yay! No, I did not take photos because I get a little queasy just thinking about it, let alone looking at it! I start some therapy on Monday, to try to bring the swelling down and loosen up the thumb. Right now, it's about like it was before the surgery, but this is supposed to improve from here.
I DO want to share some photos of the last piece I worked on right before I had the cutting, though: a little dress from 2 thrifted men's dress shirts! The olive green knit coordinates with the stripe in the white shirt. I've still got a few seams to finish, and I'm thinking about some sparkly embellishment for the neckline. Also trying to decide on a detail to just bring in the waist a little bit, for some figure flattering shape.
I have some more shirts to deconstruct and whip up into a couple more dresses, so those will be posted as they're finished. Using scissors right now is a challenge, they hit right where the incision was, and that's still a little tender (yes,I'm a big baby!)
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Yay! I'm doing it again!
April 15th, Sunday afternoon 2-4pm (ish) at the City Arts Center in Delaware! New spring designs, of course featuring upcycled thrift finds. The timing coordinates with the City Arts Center challenge for the month of April: artists will be given vouchers to the ReStore where they can get overstocked paints, lumber, lots of stuff, to create new works for the gallery. Reduce, reuse, recycle!