Monday, April 30, 2018

Something Different (But Also Kinda Related to Sewing)

Hello! I don't have a new make to share, but I also don't think I should only blog when I've created a new garment. I finished this painting, which I personally think is quite lovely, a couple of weeks ago.  It's based on a memory from when I traveled around Mongolia. I've actually painted on this canvas for years, almost a decade. I could never get it quite right, so I would paint a bit, feel dissatisfied, and hide it away under the bed. It finally feels resolved to me, which is a wonderful feeling.

Yup, that's me. I had so many camera issues on that trip and lost whole rolls of film.  I traveled around  Mongolia with a super cool Swedish woman, whom I met randomly, and she sent me this picture, otherwise, I wouldn't have been able to memorialize the experience. It's amazing the kind of connections you make while traveling.

So what does this have to do with sewing? After I completed this painting, I started to think about having it digitally printed on fabric. I got to the point of uploading it onto Contrado. I changed my mind at the last minute. It was really expensive (like $50+ per yard), so I decided to wait and  take more pictures and put more thought into my overall design. I wanted to print on silk to make a scarf for my mom and for a dear friend who's going through a tough time. I also wanted to print some cotton lawn and use it to make a kimono-robe for myself. So, hopefully, I'll update this blog soon with my own custom fabric. 
In other sewing-related news, I finally pulled the trigger and bought a cover stitch machine. I spend almost every weekend actively decluttering my home, so I resisted bringing another object into my sewing space. However, I had amassed a bunch of gift cards from my very generous bosses and decided to go for it. 

So that's all I've got. Thank you for indulging me in a non-sewing/but-somewhat-sewing-related blog post. Peace and love and have a great week!