As some of you know, I house-sit for friends and look after their animals while they take well-deserved breaks and jaunt off to a warmer clime.
I love doing this as it gives me a chance to get away from the busy house that is my home.
I take minimal clothing but take lots of 'stuff/stash/projects' to do while I have the peace and quiet of an, otherwise, empty home. Once I have settled in and figured which to do first, I just lay it all out and get to work ... the dining table turns into a conveyor belt of activities. This past week, snow came often or the days were sunny and very bright. Colder than heck but the sun warms up the space that I occupy and is just so conducive to working on my stuff.
My charges, 3 cats, don't care what I do as long as I am available for a quick snuggle/rubdown, when it suits their fancy, or a meal... and a clean litter box. They don't even need to be walked ;)
|So, I started with a sketch of a rose (one of my own photographs), |
then free-handed a Zentangle Rose
|It took the whole week to decide what patterns to use and then fill up the petals (I take my sweet time)|
|Some hand-stitching to secure the paper pieces and to connect the water |
on both pieces of brown paper.
|Then some machine sewing in the ditches to secure the previously made tree (see 2 posts back) in place ... easy-peasy :)|
|Sunset, Parry Sound, Killbear|