Today I had time to work on the water, the foliage, the eggplant border and a flower! Since there are quite a few flowers and berry bushes, etc. that are not very large, one really can’t do a lot of shading with them. Most are very simple shapes too. I think I will use several colours of flowers and berries just as in nature. I’ll decide as I go along what colour to put where!!!
I’ve said before that I always hang up or drape a rug pattern after working on it so I can really stare at it and notice any little “glitches”. I also can decide what I think will look best with what I’ve already done. I like this pattern because it is fanciful like the folk art I love so I don’t have to be so realistic in my interpretation!!! I like the freedom to do what I want and not follow a formula!! LOL
I changed the drinking deer a bit to define the head and have the head be less “chubby”! LOL Also, I noticed that the dark colour I put in the lower corner of the grasses melted into the eggplant border and made a corner “blob”, so I changed that too. I added more to the border (as you know, I like to do the border as I go along so I don’t have to work with the same colours each day at the finishing of the rug!) and did the shaded flower in an old rose colour. (I have several 6- or 8- value swatches that I bought years ago and they are coming in handy now!) : )
I’ve been asked about my “goals” in rug hooking! : ) I can say that my goals are always to have fun, to learn something and to do the best I can do at the time and with the knowledge that I have at the “moment” the rug is hooked! : )
Of course, there will always be some who are not happy with the choices we make or what we do…but that is just life!!! LOL I really find enjoyment in correcting my mistakes and solving hooking problems…which is why I do my own colour-planning and experimental methods!!!
At my time of life, the most important thing is to have whatever art or craft piece I do bring me great joy while I do it! If I am going to spend precious time on the creation, it must be a delight. : ) The fact that someone else enjoys a rug I’ve designed and hooked enough to purchase it for their own is a special blessing and a bonus for me! But I have enjoyed every minute of the adventure of creating it!!
I hope you are all enjoying your creating too…and counting the blessings of each day!
Happy Hooking! Sunnie : )