Monday, March 23, 2009
Light hearted Blue Monday
Monday is here again (how did that happen so quickly?) and Smiling Sally is hosting another Blue Monday. Click on the Blue Jay for a link to her blog and find other Blue Monday posters, and see how you can join in the fun.
I have two pictures in my home office that still make me smile, long after hanging them on adjacent walls in the corner....where my husband jokingly says my friends and I belong. He knows better than to say that with real conviction!
The blues in both of these pieces qualify them for a Blue Monday post.
This is titled Just Desserts. The ladies are applique pieces fused onto fabric that was then stitched onto foam core.
I have two long time friends that are my once a month dinner companions. We always save room for dessert, so this pattern didn't just speak to me, it yelled Buy Me! Make me for you and your friends! And so I did. I made three of them a few years ago, the only difference in them are the background and sofa fabrics. I used machine applique and satin stitches to further secure the applique pieces and to add detail. The ladies are wearing beaded necklaces and have dimensional embellishments on their hats. Their faces were drawn with Micron markers. This is more visible if you click on the photo to enlarge.
If you are wondering, I am most likely the one in yellow although I hope I don't look like her yet. She is holding a dish of ice cream as opposed to a lollipop or a piece of cake. Given a choice of the three, ice cream would always be my choice.
This framed print was ordered from a catalog a year or two ago. It is called Three Ladies Sunning. In this case, I am not the one on the left. I am more careful about my skin and sun damage.