Hello. 🙂

I have a lot of art projects in progress right now, and I’m kind of loving how that’s been feeling. I used to be someone who preferred to work on just one project at a time, but bouncing between different projects has felt more natural to me as of late. I like that each project requires a different energy. Some days I’m tired and all I want to do is draw. Other days I want to be more creative and sketch or teach myself something new. I like that I have a choice now.

This last week, I’ve spent a lot of time sewing and drawing.

I’m attempting to make a cat doll for a friend, as seen above. I can’t say this is the cat doll I will end up giving away – I have very little sewing experience, and I don’t discount the possibility that things might take a terrible turn as I continue to work on this. Either way, it’s been good practice. I definitely plan to make more dolls!

This is her after I sewed up her body. She ended up really skinny, which was not what I had planned on, but oh well. Her body is going to be hidden under a dress anyway.

This is her after I stuffed her face and part of her body. Her right ear still isn’t fully sewn on yet and also needs to be trimmed. I want to glue on little white beads to her forehead. I’m not quite sure how I’m going to glue them on yet, though. I’m also going to give her a little sparkly white collar and sew an A-line dress for her out of the summery flower fabric in the first picture. I want the dress to have ruffles in the area where it flares out, so that’s something I’m going to try to teach myself how to do. I also want to give her little boots and maybe mittens, too. ❤

Here’s a snap shot of where I’m at with my drawing of the boreal owl. I’ve made good progress on the owl, but the rest of the piece hasn’t been touched much.

Last Sunday, I went walking around Coldwater Spring with another friend and we came upon this one hidden area. It was situated below the rest of the park and was covered in rocks and grimy, greenish water filled with litter. There were sewage pipes and other worn structures covered in graffiti, as well as tangles of trees and branches with no leaves. The entire area had a real unsettling mood to it. It looked like something straight out of The Blair Witch Project. Above is a picture of the part of this area I found the most visually striking. I absolutely love the way the woman’s hair mimicks the waviness of the tree branches.

We also went through Minnehaha Dog Park and it was truly a magical wonderland. The entire park is like a normal walking trail, but with the added perk of having happy dogs bounding through the trails and playing with one another. We must have walked by 30-40 dogs, and we got to pet and play with a few. Omg, I already miss it, and I think I’ll need to go back some day just to see the dogs. It made me remember the special place I have in my heart for dogs.

Well that’s all for now, but I’ll be back soon, hopefully with a finished cat doll to show!

Published by Steph Kunze

www.stephkunze.com

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