I think this is the image I have of my teenage self. My nose is smaller – but it’s really hard to get a fine nose over the fold in a journal. My lips are thinner too…but it’s really hard to work fine lips with thick pastels. Ahh…excuses, excuses. I’m really enjoying playing with my pastels. Gorgeous colours. Of course I don’t look anything like this now! (or do I?)
Please note that I do not have a big dark moley thing on my nose in real life – it’s just the hole where the book is bound. Neither do I have flowers sprouting from my head. But I used to wear them in my hair. I also have teeth and a tongue in my mouth – not just a gaping black hole – though I do think my mouth opened in suprise at the world around me.
I’ve also been doing some work on my fairy images. I like these designs better than the first. The square one is done in linen thread so it’s a little bit knobbly. I think I prefer the straight cotton for line drawings in embroidery, at least when the drawings are small. They are about the size of a 50 cent piece.
I like their golden wings. I also like that they’re talking to the flowers. My Mum always believed that plants grew better if you talked to them.