Today I worked more on the small spikey guy.
|I sewed the other green leg joint.|
|I sewed the right foot.|
|Before I could sew the left foot I had to fix the left leg's seam.|
|I sewed the left foot...hey -- they are pretty even...this is the back view.|
|Standing up view.|
|He might keep these whiskers.|
That was a decent amount of prep work and playing around -- I should have stopped at that point. But I felt like I hadn't done "enough" for today, so I pushed it. (Rarely a good idea.)
I hauled out the long horns guy and the baby snake guy. I figured I could add paper to one or the other. I found a big piece of wood patterned tissue paper and I wanted to use it.
|Ready to go.|
|I tore up the wood patterned tissue paper.|
|I chose the baby snake guy.|
|I knew for a while now that I wanted to give this guy vertical stripes. I tried to do that with the torn pieces of paper and also leave a band in between.|
|Not too bad. I should have left it like this.|
|It almost looked a little snakey.|
|After about the third piece I knew I didn't want to use the tea bags for this...but I had started already and it would have been messier to pull them off than to finish putting on the rest of them.|
|Meh -- I didn't hate it but I didn't love it.|
|I let it all dry for a while then I went back over it with the creamy colored paper...taking my time and trying to cover not just the stripes/tea bags but also some of the side colors.|
|Usually I tell you that things look better in person than they do in the photos -- not today -- the photos look much better than the real thing...which isn't saying much -- ha ha ha.|
|Ah well...it will probably look different when it is dry. And I am planning to paint him anyway...and/or paper him more.|
It seems like when I willfully "push" my limit and try to achieve more in a day than I am "feeling" at the time, it all goes wrong. I need to listen more closely when I hear myself saying "that's enough for today" -- even when it is still early in the evening.