One thing I’ve found from blogging and taking
pictures of my work is that sometimes you need to step
back from your work.
I think when we hook, we are so “up close” to our work that
sometimes it’s hard to really tell if things “look right” or not.
I’ve been obsessing on the area around Cleopatra’s
far eye and how it kind of blends in with the trees.
Once I’m finished hooking, I’ll go back and try to work
on that area to get it “right”.
However, for now, I’ve continued to hook.
I once had a teacher, Abby Vakay, who gave me the best
“Leave it there and let it “hold it’s place”….instead
of obsessing and hooking and re-hooking one little area, just
let it “hold it’s place” and go on and hook the rug, then come
back and see if you need to re-hook”
I’m telling you, this is some of the best advice!
Rather than spending gobs of time on that one area,
I’ve continued to hook and when I’m finished, I’ll
go back and work on that one small area.
Now that I stand back from the rug, I think I need to
lighten the color around her eye….originally, I thought
I would need to pull out the dark area of the trees…..
Here’s my gratuitous Lonnie pic of the day….
when the alarm goes off, he crawls over and lies on
top of me, just staring into my eyes….
It’s like he’s saying “you’re not REALLY going to
leave this comfy bed are you?”