First up - goddesses. I was in the mood for ACEO making yesterday, so I made 3. Above is Bia, Greek goddess of force & compulsion. She's my favourite & the first goddess of my series with her back turned to the audience.
This is Saraswati, Indian goddess of speech & wisdom. She originally started out with her mouth closed, but as I continued constructing her, it was clear she was trying to say something. A little research made it obvious who she was meant to be.
Finally, here's the 3rd Goddess ACEO I made yesterday. I haven't named her yet - she seems Asian to me, but I can't seem to find the perfectly suited deity. Perhaps Kwan Yin, goddess of mercy & compassion...?
I've also been working on paper flowers this week.After receiving some positive comments on the blue one in my Wordless Wednesday last week, I decided to make a few more. The blue one was constructed quite some time ago - I was just never all that happy with how it turned out, so I slapped a magnet on the back & forgot about it.
These ones turned out much better with their uniform petal shape. They're a great way to use up scraps of paper. I'm thinking of putting them in my paper shop ... I'm just not sure what you could do with them besides a magnet...? Any ideas?
Fabric cuffs have been on my mind for ages. I'm not sure why I kept putting it off, it took no time at all:
I'm quite pleased with how it turned out - I've been wearing it almost non-stop for a week now. The inside is a patchwork of scraps of 4 different fabrics - I originally wanted it to be reversible, but I had some difficulties with the buttonhole / sizing. So I'll be practicing a bit more before I offer these in my sewing shop. If you'd like one of the practice ones (free!), let me know!