I keep saying that this rug is such fun…but it is because I am trying something new…that combination of a bit of “realism” within a folk art design. I need to do this because I want one of the motifs to have a “real” element to it…because it enhances my design and, hopefully!!!, captures the viewer’s attention.
It isn’t easy to combine “realism” with fantasy, at least for me, because I don’t do anything “realistic”. I never hook a real landscape with sky and clouds the way they really look. I don’t hook animals that look “real”…mine are simply my interpretation of real things. You know what they are, but they are not realistic…!
Now any of us Could hook a photo of a child sitting by a river (realistically) and then have a cartoon character rowing by in a boat, etc. But I am talking about Combining the realistic and the folk art in the same character or motif….! Anyway, it is all great fun! 🙂 I hope all will become clear when you see the finished piece!
I’m not sure if I will succeed…but I am enjoying trying!!! …lol…
So here is Progress on Day 13…the first blue fish asked for a companion…so, of course, I had to hook another fish..! I was tempted to hook a red one for Dr. Seuss…” One fish, two fish, Red fish, Blue fish”…but red wouldn’t go with my other colour choices. (I am hoping the mouse will be happy with his fish and bug friends and won’t ask for another mouse!!!!)
Happy Hooking…and I’m glad you are coming with me on this silly adventure! Sunnie 🙂