i should know - anything worth doing has already been done! i love the few aquarium pictures i have taken, my jellyfish and seahorse images, but here are ones just as, if not more, beautiful! ah, so cliche.

in any case, i am attempting to finish up projects that have been lying around the house. too long have i been depressed and mopey and sleepy all the time. granted, the sleepy-from-lack-of-sleep part may be credible...

i am going to list them here and give updates on how they are going.

::project 1 and 2::

the fabric underneath the pages is what i am going to use to make our couch pillows. i was going to make some nice stiched edging, but it turns out anthony likes his couch pillows unfettered by thread accoutrements. i may still add something to the front - we shall see. i feel like these pillows need something more (well, maybe a little something less; the pattern is beautiful, but maybe too busy for a front and back).

the actual pages are from a photo album i started making a while back. i sewed the pictures onto a page and then sewed two finished pages together to form a front and back. i have come to a halt mainly because i have no idea how to make a cover or put these pages together. haha! i've been searching books and the web and have yet to find a method that will work. (i didn't leave too much room on the back edge...) also, i'm not sure what kind of cover will work best. i'm considering hardboard, mainly because i've got a few slabs of it that haven't been painted yet. maybe i can cover it with the same fabric...

here's a detail of one of the pages. sorry for the crappy image quality - my digital camera is small and not very mighty. most especially since it's night and i had to use flash and still it looks fuzzed (you get the picture).

::project 3::

this is a charcoal erasure i've been doing of anthony for the past month. yes, his mouth is totally messed up, but hopefully i'll be able to work it out. mouths and noses are incredibly hard for me. also, does he look a little cross-eyed?

i remember being in art classes where other students would make "art" of poems and roses for their significant others and i vacillated a little on whether a portrait of anthony would fall into this (again) cliche category, but decided to go ahead somewhat full-throttle to get my rusty and creaking artistic tendencies oiled (or at least moving).

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