Sunday, February 27, 2011

365 Day 58

finger puppet progress ... and thinking about things

Yay -- the last 29 Tookies got their side seams today.

Now I just need to do everybody's "hair" and add the soft bottom edge.

It sounds like a lot, but since all of the boxes are already labeled it isn't so bad. Here is a shot of the bin of 100 in-progress Tookies.

I have been playing with color combinations and patterns for the last few days. This guy has been plaster-colored or gesso-colored for so long it is very strange to see him actually start to get some real color.

I think I am going to try to make him into a tuxedo cat-like creature with stripey socks.

Now here comes the thinking part.

As I have said in an earlier post, the idea of "Piece #1" has been in my head for a long time. I was intending to submit the piece to the toy-themed show. I'm not so sure now. Yes, the deadline for submissions is this coming Saturday. I could finish it enough to take good pictures of it and take the submission materials to the gallery.

But I am not so sure I am ready yet. I guess this is what comes from not having a whole lot of showing-your-work experience. Intimidated isn't really the word I am looking for. And I'm not afraid of the very real possibility of it not being juried in...if it is not accepted, oh well.

It is hard to pinpoint what it is exactly that I am feeling. I think it has something to do with "what if the piece is juried in and then it doesn't perform well during the play sessions".

I am going to keep working and see how I am feeling by Thursday and Friday...maybe I will get over this by then. No matter what, I will complete this piece -- I am just not sure I will submit it for consideration into the show.


Melanie Gardner said...

Do it! I understand your fears completely and am dealing with my own silly negative thoughts. But your work deserves it. You rock!

mim said...

Love seeing all the little puppets. Where is BIG kitty going to end up?

Took said...

Mim, the cat is going to be my submission to a toy-themed show...I am very nervous/excited about it because this is my first submission to what I consider to be a wowy local gallery and a juried show.

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