Friday, July 06, 2012

a stone turtle


On occasion I take custom orders for stones and on occasion those requests throw me.  This stone was one of those.  A purple turtle was requested and I wasn't sure how to go about stitching a turtle on a felted stone.


After a few false starts I just kind of sighed and put it down while I thought about it.  Sometimes thinking about it isn't the answer for me though.   When I came back to it, I decided to just have fun with it and the project fell into place in a snap and a literal purple turtle sat on the table in front of me.  I like how he/she turned out and am thrilled that his new owner does too.


Thinking and planning definitely has its place, but sometimes it's best to just step out of your own way, get out of your head, and have fun.  Don't you think?

Happy weekend, everyone.
 

17 comments:

Sonia / Cozy Memories said...

oh yes, I agree ! Little purple turtoise is so adorable ! oxox

Jude said...

You are amazing. Consistently amazing.

melanie jennifer said...

How perfect! I wish I remembered to let things go as well. Sometimes it is best to just let things happen.

Anonymous said...

You are so fabulous! Is there anything you can't do? LOL

Laura said...

The colours are amazing...sort of remind me of my favourite tie dye t-shirt when I was small :-)

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I couldn't agree more :D

ellen said...

Amazing! That little turtle is both adorable and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this turtle!!!

Just an FYI if you want to make one totally accurate (sorry this is just the naturalist in me coming out :-) ) There would be 13 scutes (the sections on the carapace). American Native lore tells of 13 moons on turtles back. Each section represents the 13 moons of the year. I know there are only 12 months on our calendar, but if you divide 365 by 28.5, which is the time it takes for the moon to cycle, you get 13.

Okay, I'm done with my lesson. I still think this turtle is just beautiful the way it is!

Pauline

Heather M. said...

He's lovely. I often work the way you mention, whether it's a project or an essay for school. I let it percolate and when I`m finally ready, it springs forth almost completely formed. Usually. Sometimes I get writer's or embroiderer's block and nothing works! Your work inspires me, though and I love this turtle.

Jill said...

Ditto Jude.

HollyM said...

I agree, I've had a similar experience! I love the turtle!

prpltrtl946 said...

As the proud owner of this beauty, I must agree with all the praise!! You are a wonder, Lisa!! 8*)

I'm sorry you had such a rough start...I'll consider it birthing pains!! And she is perfect, just the way you made her. 8*)

Her name is Lisa II because I am lucky enough to have a purple button turtle too!! 8*)

Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! 8*)

Els said...

Ahhh, the one who ordered it will be very pleased !!!!! A real gem !

Grey Catsidhe said...

Oh my, she is beautiful! What lovely stitching on the shell!

Julie Clay Illustration said...

That is so cute, well done you for getting to grips with it. You need to do some more I think, it's beautiful. :)

marie said...

Your turtle is adorable!

Carson W said...

The little turtle is so cute! I used to own a couple of map turtles and have always loved them.

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