The Artichoke ReturnsPosted: 06/28/2012
Another artichoke was commissioned a few weeks ago, and now I’m making a new and improved globular fruit. This is the shape that got me started, not so long ago when I was making things as a joke. Giant stuffed fruit? Mwhahahahaha.
It’s becoming quite beautiful, and I’ve discovered new techniques which may take me in a fashion direction. On the agenda: leafy scarves and baby blankets.
I’m loving my new job at Steve and Kate’s, but it’s hard to get work done when I get home. Kids are so tiring! I may not be making a lot of my own, but I’m helping a lot of other crazy stuff get made. Lots. A lot of the campers have started on embroidery, and while they’re still doing basic stitches, they are prolific and think it’s the greatest thing ever. I showed one girl how to do a satin stitch without wasting all your thread on the back end, and she looked at me like I told her the meaning of life. Teaching kids makes you rethink the way you do and say everything, and I think I’ll come out a more articulate person afterwards.