It’s funny…I thought I would have all this time yesterday to iron, but grading took forever, plus we walked the dogs in the much cooler weather. Yeah. This dog…
The clouds were low and it was in the 70s…a huge change from 109 on Saturday.
There’s an endangered bird species or two who live here…it’s nice that someone makes their homes decorative.
We tried a new way back, one we won’t try again, because it goes past a variety of sewage treatment areas.
Plus at some point it’s just a paved road. Not my first choice, although this piece of equipment was pretty.
I graded for a couple of hours after that, then cooked dinner and did something on this. Hmmm. French knots in the bottom left, in a variegated thread this time.
And because we were trying to finish watching the first episode of Ozark and I can’t just sit and watch TV, I kept sewing parts down for the next month’s worth of Folk Tails.
I think I made eyeballs too.
Finally to the ironing! I finished ironing down all the pieces of flesh from the day before.
Which probably took close to an hour. And then I started on all those pieces that weren’t flesh but were in the body…there were a ton of pieces in the heart this time, and many more arteries/veins…so the reds were more extensive than normal.
I don’t feel like I got much done really…just the eyeballs and one tattoo and the bloody stuff. I still have parts of the face, the lungs, the octopus tentacles coming off her hand, and another tattoo.
I started the bullet trails through her head, but didn’t get to the bullets. They’re lined up on the bottom. Anyway. I’m almost 6 hours into the ironing and I still haven’t gotten to the 400s…some of them are in the hair too. So I guess that will be tonight. I hope. I suspect 15 hours for the ironing is a good estimate…although I hope it will be less. Maybe by the end of the week? This is a tough week…back-to-school night will kick my ass. We’ll see.
Here’s the pile of pieces that are ironed plus the fabrics before I organized them…
I’m trying to get to bed at a reasonable hour (ha!), which just means midnight instead of 1 AM. So I’ve been watching the clock and making myself stop.
Here’s what I’ve used so far in fabrics…the flesh run on the left at the back of the box…and a ton of reds.
I have to remember that I have tutorial today after school, so exhaustion will be high. But I don’t have to cook dinner tonight…so that’s exciting. No really, it is.
*Coldplay, The Scientist