Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I had another little shadow box from Ikea to fill, and I decided to do something quick because I had some folks coming to my house and I didn't want to have an empty shadow box on my mantel. A looming deadline really fuels creativity. Or gives birth to mediocrity. Maybe both.
Anyhoo (hey that's a clever pun) I decided to do an owl, since I like them and they are easy. I thought I'd make it a 'sewy owl' (get it) since I love all things to do with sewing. I stuffed the owl, gave it button eyes, put pins in it and gave it a sewing ruler perch to sit on. I also added some safety pin eyebrows.
The results might be lame, I can't decide. What's not lame is the background paper. I love that stuff. It is Martha Stewart wrapping paper. However, it is a big pain to work with because it is in such a tight little roll that I have to grapple with it to cut it and then I have to iron it for a while to get it to lay down.
At first I gave the owl much cuter big brown eyes (above), but I found that bothered me a bit in my living room. I didn't think 'adorable' blended well with the other stuff in there. So I redid that part.
Now I'm not sure I like it at all. Oh, well. It will reside there until I can think of something cool(er) to replace it. Or, more typical for me, I'll stare at it for so long that resignation and acceptance will set in.