I am so happy to say I have finally started on my 3D drawing project. I have been procrastinating, trying to teach myself how to make patterns from existing articles of clothing-measuring, cutting, altering, adjusting, pinning, draping, and all these other mathematical seamstress genius-type things. I have a long way to go. Starting was the hardest part.
|Sketch of my plans, the first sketch, that is.|
|The first layer of hand-stitching around the scalloped bottom edge. I will probably go over it with my sewing machine if I feel it's taking too long. I wanted to do everything by hand, but time is of the essence, I have to be realistic here.|
|I am going to make a more basic duplicate pattern of these vintage gloves. I need several (20? minimum) pairs.|
I know I have a ton of work to do. I also have a printmaking class that is not going to let me rest. We just finished lessons on screen printing. I am not the biggest fan of it, to be honest. Here is my first hand drawn (with drawing fluid, directly onto the screen) attempt at it.
|Here is a sketch I thought of doing for the photo emulsion technique. I didn't use it, but maybe for something else.|
Other than all that school stuff, I'm just trying to maintain at home. Making sure Bee eats home-cooked healthy meals, laundry, keeping the house clean, all these domestic duties are so time-consuming, I'm finding it super-difficult to get more than 4-5 hours of sleep per night. I think it's going to be like this all semester. Yikes.
|Bee got the cutest new glasses! I love them. Here she is (this very morning) drinking a blueberry green smoothie.|
Polaroid SX-70, PX 70 Colorshade Impossible film.
|Steaming Bee's dress for church, an PZ 680 Colorshade Impossible Spectra shot!!|
I have to share this one most important time-saving recent acquisition: a Jiffy Travel Steamer. (Pictured right there in the Polaroid above.) It's so awesome, I can't believe I am already 34 years old and haven't taken it upon myself to buy one of these! Between that and my new Swiffer Wet Jet, I have been maintaining okay. I am keeping calm and carrying on, trying my best, although the never-ending messes do get me down a little. I promise to at least post once-a-week here. After all, it does help put things in perspective. Have a great week, my friends!