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Friday, January 15, 2016

Call The Calvary!

Inspired by Calvary

Design idea....check.
Patterning executed....check.
Design pieces stitched and stuffed....check.
Detailing....

argh.

Yes, that is the part that can trip us up and suck the time right out of us.

my original concept

Designing is truly work and yes, 
no matter how long you have been doing it,
 something can trip you up.
Sometimes, you just need fresh eyes and it comes to you when you see it again in the morning,
Sometimes, you have to call in the Calvary
yes, you know; 
we all have that one friend...
The one that can tell you and be brutally honest.
No matter if it's how those pants make you look
 or what details to execute~
they are on it!


Texture, she said...
I loved the black calico. 
It spoke to me...
but how to make it feel the way I wanted.
When you see it, 
you know.


In my conversation with my Calvary, 
she made me think...
there was more to my story to be told. 
While my original concept was for a Ladye's Pinkeep, 
shades of Downton Abbey flooded my head!

What of pinkeeps for the work staff?
With visions of ticking 
and
 echos of patches;
I was off.
A bigger story unfolded 
~ one that may have never been heard, 
had I not called for my Calvary.



10 comments:

Lu said...

Your work is a delight!!!!!!
Regards from St. Petersburg,Russia
Ludmila.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Nothing like an extra creative imagination to ignite the details.
They are delightful. I've a thing for mice and the one on the calico heart sends my heart aflutter...
Susan x

Susan said...

Wonderful!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Both versions are so cute! Love the tail.

Edna Bridges said...

Beautiful work and words. Wish I had a *Trusted Calvary*.

Nancy D. said...

Hurrah for the Calvary!!! Such depth…and for you, your pieces always have a story, a life. Your creative year is off to a great start!

susan hemann said...

I do understand, i seem to have areas where i get stuck too. the pinkeepers are so wonderful!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Stacey, just love your wee ones. I just want to hug them. So sweet and you have a rare and wonderful imagination..Happy Weekend..Judy

Alicia said...

ME ENCANTA...!!!!
SON UN AMOR...
SALUDITOS

By Thy Hands Tinkerings said...

Very sweet, love it��