New beginnings, clean house.

After a fallow period artistically (pretty much the whole summer and early fall); my mojo is back! 

I've been holding a 3/panel piece in my mind for 7 or 8 months, but didn't know what I wanted to do for the background - I finally dreamt it last Wednesday night. On Thursday, I bought ten yards of cotton muslin and painted it all, and after a dry and a wash and another dry and hours of ironing, it's ready to begin. 

While that drying and washing was going on, I was painting the background for yet another piece...

All of which has nothing to do with what I'm showing you today - because my blog is two weeks behind my production.

So what I'm showing you today is the beginning of another small piece that I was making for the show and sale I was going to participate it - I say "was going to" because I decided not to participate in it. Most of the other people are crafters and jewellers, so I decided my work wasn't a good fit the show. 

Speaking of other housekeeping, you'll note that I now have my name watermarked on all my photos. I really hate the way it looks, but a friend notified that me someone had taken Red Bench No.1 and posted it to Pinterest with no credit whatsoever, and NO linkbacks, and then when I chased the original pinner down as well as the re-pinners to ask them to please give credit to me, Pinterest blocked me from making comments! 

So, I also now added the "no pinning" code to my blog. I know I can't stop people from pinning for real (they can, and do steal work from my tumblr and from Flickr as well), but I am hopeful that most people, encountering the "no pin please" thing on my blog, will not do so. So, I apologize for the watermarking,but, chasing them all down was a big pain, and now I can't anyway. 

In other sewing news, I also made two more suits this weekend, one a turquoise green corduroy (casual, kimono-like top and skirt, and the other a fitted, heavy wool-linen blend that I'm wearing to work today, actually.) and all this, despite the fact that I was sick as a dog on Friday. Mojo runing? CHECK. lol

Of course, now my studio looks like a fabric bomb went off in here! 

And how was YOUR weekend?

Kit 120

Kit Lang


  1. Nice to hear you're back in the groove!

    Don't get me started on the evil Pinterest. I should be nicer, though. If you fill out their DMCA copyright violation form, they respond and remove the stolen images really quickly.

  2. I watermark every single photo that I post on my blog, no matter how small or trivial it may be. The internet is what it is, so it is better to try and work with the system. I consider it to be free advertising when people pin or re-post my photos, and I am flattered when it happens. AND, it brings me measurable traffic.

    I'd love to see those suits you made! I'm very impressed with your industry. :D

  3. What a busy time you've had. The painted fabric looks so good.

    Watermarking is definitely a good idea.

  4. Good for you about watermarking. I have always been a "no-pin" person. I have not liked Pinerest from the get go. And yes, how about a peak at those suits?????

  5. Kit, you must be related to Judy...both of you have family lineage that leads back to the Energizer Bunny!

  6. I think the watermark looks fine. It's the only way to go these days. And I love the colorway and fabrics you've chosen for your latest work in progress.


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