1. First, Andy.
There he is!
|photo courtesy of blog.rhapsody.com|
Awhile (much too long) ago I posted pics of a face cozy I'd made along with a call for new face ideas for the next project. I got a lot of requests for presidents. And really, I mean, presidents are great. I love presidents. And America! But this guy right here, this is really what I was looking for.
Once I started thinking about it, I realized that a cozy was quite clearly too small a canvas for the magnitude of dorky genius begging to be captured. So I reframed the project, going all the way back to the roots of my celebrity crush: Rod Kimble, as portrayed in the national gem of a movie, Hot Rod.
And this is what I got:
|A favorite scene from Hot Rod translated into stitching.|
|Stitch Andy Samberg as Rod Kimble.|
|My stitch signature.|
2. Second, Update.
Gah. Winter is weird. Even this one, where I could still see the grass in February. I have a very fragile psyche anytime after November, apparently regardless of annual snowfall percentages. I was pretty much holding it together until I got myself entangled in The Awful Project. Which we will not speak of, except to say that it basically killed any shred of will I had left to accomplish anything even borderline creative. So I had to change tack for a few weeks, spending my time with the family or burying myself in kitchen therapy. (Wherein I learned how to make cheese. CHEESE, people! And what I have long suspected is apparently true: cheese heals all.)
But its March now, and the cheese-making has worked its magic. It's time to come back.