|Take Risks 8 in. X 10.5|
I was looking through these hand painted scraps to print an extra gift for my pin cushion winners.
While I was in there, I stamped a few for me... why not??
The lesson here is, no scrap is really too small for some use and hand-painted strips look different when cropped.
(The color is a bit washed out in this close up. The color in the top photo is closer to true. Remember you can click on photos to enlarge them)
After stamping I cut out that bit, not caring if it was square. Added in the one eye, the all seeing all understanding eye for clear vision.
I knew this piece would be raw edge, not concerning myself with fraying or shape. I wanted it to be of the moment. I forced myself to work quickly and not fret too much over the details.
The beads prove no piece is too small to dither over the details!
I had the "risk" dangle for years waiting for just the right time to use it. Proving one can and should hoard supplies as you will find a great reason to use them at some point.
The binding was put on by machine, sewed to the back, folded to the front with a turned edge, and topstitched.
I hope you like it.
I need to read it each day.
There are times that life kicks my bum, and I am dog tired of it.
Do you ever feel like that?
As this quote says, we are bigger than these problems.
Don't always play it safe, take risks now and then.