One of the most satisfying things for me is the moment that a rug design, technique or colour-blend comes together and I Know that it is just what I wanted it to be!!! I imagine that happens to us all…artists and creators of everything from programming, writing, building…in fact so many of the things we do! I am having such fun with this rug and the decision about keeping the cow (and also the scrappy border) has changed my colour choices…and I’m delighted with the change!!! Also, I am happy with my design changes and alterations as I go along! 🙂
Let’s have fun with what we are doing!!!
Is it really so important that All our mats, rugs and wall pieces attempt to be museum pieces? We are getting experience hooking and doing something we love. So if your daughter wants a pink frog, hook it for her, hang it in her room and both of you enjoy it…!!! A pink frog sounds fine to me!!! Especially if it gives your daughter pleasure…and it was made for her by her Mom or Dad!!
The time will come in the future to learn the realistic look of water, the proper colour for the species of frog and the correctly dyed browns for the cattails!
I really don’t like to “critique” other people’s work or colour choices (unless I can’t get out of it…!) …so I ask questions like:
“What is the focus you want for this piece?” – “What do you want to stand out and what do you want to stay in the background?” – ” Do you want a “wormy” look for your background, a subtle colour change or a solid colour?” – “What is the mood you are trying to create?” – “Are you dissatisfied with something…what is it?” They usually figure out the problem themselves!!!!! And we are all happy! (and all of us have learned something in the process!) I ask myself these questions when I am designing and hooking a rug!!!
I have no idea why this post popped into my head this morning but there it is for what it is worth..!!!
Now to the hooking…
I finished the last little bit of the upper right border corner…so the entire right side border is finished. The corner is a little bit different from the lower right…as I said, I’m trying to make them different but not too much!!!!!! …lol… (Yes, Yes…I know they are “supposed” to “match”!!!!!!!) 🙂
Here is Progress on Day 12…Happy Hooking! Sunnie! 🙂