Friday, October 23, 2015
Changing My Ways
For quite awhile now, I have made dolls (and birds) using colored and or patterned fabric as the body. Each one was made individually from start to finish. And then rabbits came into my life. Because each rabbit is made using the same coffee stained fabric for heads, bodies, legs and arms I found that I could make up a group (or is it troupe) and then add their 'decorations' later. I can even make all of the faces at the same time, add whiskers and decorate their toes.
This probably seems like nothing to write about -- but its made a huge change in the way I prepare these little critters and I love it. I work for a day or two and make up 5 or 6 blank rabbits at once. They will then sit there waiting patiently for me to take one at a time from its perch. That's the fun part, decorating, making up the stories, etc.
I love this new-to-me way of working and I'm looking forward to many hours ahead in the company of rabbits.
"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." - Wayne Dyer