I said I was going to paint myself some ornaments, didn't I?
Here's my shiny and fun dragonfly, almost done being stitched, too. I'm going to bring the yellow out a bit more around the wings so there's not too much weight at the bottom, and because I like it so much. I had a thin outline around the tail but I figured there was simply no stuffing something so narrow and decided to beef it up a bit and it's looking like it needs it all around. This is totally something I would have bought in a shop. I've got it all charted out so I may paint up a few to see the response.
Yes, that's my cabbage pillow. No it has not lost it's allure. I really wanted to get the ornament finished so I can get it sent out through the woman who might decide to carry them. Or not. So I put it ahead of the pillow.
The huge frog? Yes, I know it is truly disgusting and in spite of my frog phobia it lives happily alongside us here. I hate frogs, they are just the nastiest things out there, they make my stomach turn and heart race but I am given frogs all the time. I kid you not. How this huge phobia has passed unnoticed I have no idea but I get frogs from everyone. This beauty was a gift from a good friend who laughed and was really surprised I have these issues. Charming, huh? And, as you can tell, huge.