Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Life Follows Art

As I was sewing a gift for a friend last week, a funny little stubborn fly landed on top of my pincushion and stayed there for quite a while. It was so funny to see this because it was like real life imitating my art here in Halfland.

I had decided that a Time Fly (Musca Tempora) would be kept on Rana's sewing pin cushion. In my initial version, the poor fly is pinned through onto the cushion which I thought was just a way of saying that time was being pinned down. (Arggg, seeing that original sketch, I realized only now that I forgot the pin cushion would be made out of a pocket watch frame. That was such a good idea I lost. Will have to see how to use it another way.)

But after seeing this real life guy, I realized that I couldn't really be that violent. I resolved the problem in a way I like better. Be sure to see the post about Rana's sewing box to see how!

Art Bonus: PS; I was sewing this Shoulder Wrap for Genie
Shoulder Wrap for Genie

8 comments:

  1. I see it, I see it! It's on the scissors!

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  2. No! Nick! This little inspiring fellow was not harmed in the making of Halfland! :)

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  3. I knew you couldn't hurt a fly! yay!!

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  4. HI DJ, I try not to. I generally co-exist with insects without harming them. I especially enjoy living with ant trails. I just love those worker guys! I'm putting a line of them marching through Rana's kitchen in to the bee's cave (just thought of that.)

    Marching Ants will have an additional hilarity to those familiar with Adobe products!

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  5. You cant be serious!! Are you going to make ant trails?? How small are those going to be?

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  6. You cant be serious!! Are you going to make ant trails?? How small are those going to be?

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  7. HA! YES! Seriously, Yazzy! I bought a lighted magnifier on clearance sale yesterday, really! But the little ants marching across the set won't have to be very detailed. I *might* make one larger ant puppet for close ups (and duplicate him digitally) but honestly, any little black segmented fine-legged specks moving in a line will do the trick!

    Marching ants, like in Photoshop, get it!? hee

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  8. Yep, I got it :)) and love it!

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