So this week, since time has not allowed for a new moo, I'm dedicating my blog post to the creative evolution of Moo Moo 36. You might call it a bit of a collaboration.
A few weeks ago I received a twitter message from @RmmHayes, whom I've only met with through twitter, btw. She sent me her idea for a Moo (click to enlarge). Thanks for this @RmmHayes!
This idea has been bubbling up in the back of my mind since then, and I was looking for an opportunity to use it. With the unfolding of the stories of ghastly assaults on civic liberties at the Toronto G20, I began to feel very disturbed, and in a deep way, betrayed by the powers that be in Canada. I needed to work this out in myself, so I began sketching.
I quickly decided that @RmmHayes design idea would lend itself nicely to what I wanted to express with this Moo. The sketch I ended up working off of is the second design on the first page.
I obviously let my creative instincts dictate the final result, as I just let things unfold while using the sketch as a jumping off point.
The CN Tower = Toronto, so that was a given.
Now, the design for this is really just a tall rectangle with arm holes at the center point. The red slit at the bust line was born out of a brief moment of confusion, an itchy scissor finger, and some creative repair. A happy mistake. Let's leave it at that.
But it is still looking cheerful, isn't it? That's not really capturing my intention. Soooo let's bust out the tea!
I threw five tea bags in a 2 cup measuring cup and let them steep until the tea was lukewarm. Then I just went for it, dabbing and sprinkling where I saw fit. I let it dry in between applications to build up intensity.
(the sleeve cuff thingies)
And as the tea disappeared, I began leaving the teabags directly on the fabric for a few hours at a time.
Thanks for stopping in and checking up on my project. Next week I'll resume with Moo Moo 37.
Enjoy your weekend!