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Time to Make Some Pirates!

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Okay, Spring Sprites are done and it's time to get to the sea. I'm feeling pirates right now and will attempt wet felting again. This time I will have access to a good washer with different settings for a hot wash.

Yes, you do see hot pink in that bunch of wool. Why shouldn't there be a hot pink pirate?

I'll also start stuffing mermaid tails. They're calling me too. Not so much a siren sound, more like a bunch of little kids and one big cardboard box. Both Wendys are getting a little impatient because the Spring and Halloween sprites are having a party with Oswin and his pals. They do make a great group. I'll have to take a pic.

Wandi Spring Sprites

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For some reason I couldn't upload close-ups. I will try to get more pics later but for right now I wanted to show you that I finished them. After having a sucky weekend, I rallied on Monday and got them done. From left to right, Jani, Yoni, and Moni. They can sit or hang on a wall. I've pulled fabric for more, some will have wings, some will be witches, and some will have those bubble sunbathing shorts.

Update Spring Sprites

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I'm such a goof. I start a project and get halfway and stop. Why? Fear maybe. Self doubt. Something else. Then the pieces start talking, questioning why I haven't gotten back to them. The hard part is done. I want to get back to enjoying the fun part. The dressing, embellishing part. Yes, I would like more fancy yarns, more fabric, but I'm creative. I'll work with what I've got.

So I put the pants on my little girls. The blue pair looked stunning.
The other two, not so much. They looked so plain. I studied the blue, liking what I saw, looked to see if I had more print fabric to make new pants. The one in blue looks like she's got a shorts jumper on.

So I whipped up two more pairs of pants and they look lots better. So sweet!


Here are the first pairs of pants. I will keep them because other Wandis are on the way. This pattern will make great sailor pants. Maybe I stopped because the design I had in mind wasn't really what I wanted to do or what they wanted t…

Fabric Box

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Last night at my applique meeting, we made this little fabric box. I did not make the yo-yo flower, I haven't quite mastered the art of yo-yo making, but I did the embroidery on the leaves and the flower tendrils. I love being able to take home a finished project from a class. I will put my thread in it.

I've also caught up on my Script Frenzy. I'm at 53 pages, the mid-point and will do lots more this week. Will have to upload everything next week.

Besides the job, on today's docket are spring sprites. They need pants. I will not have them hand around for two years like the Halloween Sprites and not get done. So, I'm going to go prep my work area for this evening. Good thing I've got food already prepared.

Halloween Sprites

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Halloween Sprites. Finally, they are done after having gestated for two years. Sad, very sad. But they are complete. I still have to work on pics. I'm going to start my Etsy shop with these little ladies if I can get some decent close-up shots. I may have to go begging.
They all have a beaded necklace and a mole. Can't be Halloween like without the mole. Maybe they accompany witches on broom jobs.


Their hair is so wild. some sort of upholstery trim. I've got to get some more before they don't make it anymore.
They each have a string for hanging on the wall. I like the feet and the crazy legs.




Marko

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Say hello to Marko.Some time ago, I had tried wet felting in a washing machine and it wasn't successful. I didn't throw out the pieces because, well, wool ain't cheap. Slowly but surely, I'm putting those pieces together, and this is my latest critter.
Not the greatest group shot. I've got to try to correspond my pic taking with daylight. Here is the gang so far. Oswin (the other two started out his size until my apartment complex washer beat them up), Beely (in the center) and Marko. They're now getting to know the Halloween Sprites. I may not get any sleep tonight.

Script Frenzy Update

First I would like to welcome Sketching Girl. I thought I had but can't find it in past posts. A bit scattered right now. Gee, I wonder why? I tickle myself.

I am bound and determined to get 100 pages. I now have two scripts going at the same time. The first one, a drama, working title 'The Kitchen' has ten pages. The second one, working title 'New Sexy Life' is slightly erotic and has 25 pages. I would like to finish both, that would be the ultimate accomplishment.

I have checked back with Script Frenzy and the rules for those who are compelled to creatively torture themselves by writing two scripts. Since you can only upload one script, you can put the two scripts together (if one doesn't hit the 100 pages) and upload as one. So if one script is 40 pages and the other 75, you're good.

I know I will hit 50 pages by Sunday. It's time to pay a little attention to the drama. This is the easy part. The hard part is editing, rewrites, and correcti…

Anniversary

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April 14-16, four years ago, I made my way from my home state of Michigan to the south for a better opportunity at life. I never thought I would move down south but here I am. Where I am isn't as bad as I had thought, even with my Hollywood movie stereotypes. I knew I needed a change and change is difficult.

I packed my truck to the gills and headed for new territory. I knew one person when I got here and I have many more new friends and I love them. The first year was spent getting use to the place, finding a job. The second year was settling in and developing a plan, remember why I made my move. The third year I claimed as my year to begin my creative journey all over again. Naysayers were slayed like dragons in my head. This fourth year, my work, determination, perseverance, and plain ole' being stubborn is starting to pay off. My new creative career has been launched.

I finally feel empowered. I am finally allowing the real Wendy Luane to come out and play. I lik…

Catching Up

I don't think I will ever catch up on pieces for every idea that I have. I'm doing better at pieces being completed and there are more of them, but the ideas.... The cool, sweet, whacky, creepy ideas that keep popping into my head astound me. The amount is just overwhelming.

I can only do so much. I have a big show in October, so making items for that is first and foremost. Hours at the job aren't what they use to be and I've started pieces for sale online. Work needs to be replaced at a gallery and shop in town. Work needs to be created for new shops and galleries.

Does that sound crazy? You know though, I feel great! I just write those ideas down, do little sketches and put them in my project book. This is the most I've been creative in a long time. I can actually say I'm proud of myself for what I've accomplished. I am definitely in kick butt mode, take no prisoners. You're either along for the wild and crazy ride or get off the space jet.…

Wandi Spring Faeries/Sprites

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I am exhausted. Today was a good day. Went for a walk early this morning with my neighbor. I finished 13 cards for my cousin and got them in the mail. Started (here I go again) three new faeries/sprites. I made a doll a long time ago and she was really cute. She was an easy pattern I had designed and I thought I had brought the pattern with me when I moved out state. I didn't. Of course my mom couldn't find that pattern.
Then I thought that if I had the doll, I could make another pattern from her, so I asked my mom to find the doll. That in itself was a safari. I had her look where I thought the doll was and she couldn't find it. Two days! Then she looked on the sofa where her stash of dolls are and there she was. I asked mom to send it to me. She said that it was hers and she wanted it back. I told her that I wasn't worried because eventually, I'd get all the dolls back that I had given her. We both laughed.
I still have to tweak the pattern but it will do because …

Seamus

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This is Seamus. He does have a story but you'll have to keep coming back to get it. Sorry. He's still a bit miffed at me and that's not a smile you see but a smirk as to how much I'm going to have to give up to make him a happy camper. He's needle felted and from neck to crown is about 4". He refused to be any smaller but if he isn't careful, more felt may be added to his girth by the time I'm done with him.
The latest bunners have heads. I've got tomorrow off so I guess I should give them arms. Still haven't pulled fabric for their clothes yet. I am not behind, I am not behind. Yeah, I'm trying to fool you too.

Debating on what yarn to use on my Halloween Sprites. I have to make a decision by tomorrow, they are chattering up a storm. Good Wendy is very happy, Bad Wendy is MIA. Witches are now whispering my name.


I'd also like to say hi Ascension of Mis Miniaturas, http://ascension-misniaturas.blogspot.com/. Welcome to the party.

In Progress

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Yes, I continue to start new things and finishing them is like dealing with an apparition in fog. I wanted to start my mini men heads and finally opened a pack of air dry clay. I've never used this particular brand before, so I didn't know what to expect. Possibly the cause of my procrastination. I opened the package and started playing around with it. It does not work well with smaller projects, such as miniature heads. It works quite well with larger pieces such as the two above. I've called them Mother Sun/Father Moon. He's chasing her around the world. Get it? These will be for the film and are wall pieces.

This little head (sorry about the pic) is the right size for a miniature male. I was proud of myself for attempting him and he has some potential. But not out of this clay. It was like working with wet marshmallows. For a moment I thought I was cooking. I do have another brand of air dry clay waiting in the wings.

I'm sure you're wondering …

April is Finally Here!

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Wow! Finally. April is here. March wasn't great (I am my own worst critic) but I did manage to be creative everyday whether I finished something or not. I did it, like on my profile. Now I don't feel so bad.

I won't jump ahead of myself though. Bad Wendy hung around a good part of yesterday. I think she had Good Wendy tied up somewhere. I did manage to rally late last night and got five pages done for Script Frenzy. Less than the ten I wanted but more than the 3.33 I need per day. I've got to start being nicer to me.

I had to go grocery shopping this morning. I am grateful I had the money to do so and yes, I got something that wasn't on my list but is suppose to be good for me. I got dark chocolate. It was on closeout. They're not going to carry that brand anymore, so I got some. Okay, two for one. That'll put a smile on any one's face. That Harry Potter really had something going with the chocolate.


These guys don't look all that grea…