I have decided to make 12 felt vessels in the year 2012. One each month. They shall be named after the months of the year and I will complete each vessel within that month (give or take a few days). They will all start out with the same template and each will be inspired by something about that month. It might be something that happened to me or something about that month that stands out.
Sounds easy enough. And so far it has been. Sort of.
January was simple. One day, I looked out the kitchen window at our new view of the back yard and was intrigued by the juxtaposition of the white snow, the blue sky, and the starkness of the bush that currently resides in the yard.
January, as I mentioned, was simple. No new techniques. No need for any extraordinary measures. I made my template and set to work. First try and I had almost exactly what I envisioned. The bush was a little lighter than I had wanted, but after seeing the snow blow around a few days later, I felt that it captured January perfectly.