My sleep schedule knows no limits and it would seem that I am back in the reverse schedule this week where I doze come sunrise and wake at sunset. I have no excuses or reasons for it, it's just what seems to happen over a period of time and hopefully next week I'll be back on society-acceptable sleeping patterns. As such, the progress on artwork this week has been placed more on planning stages than actual working.
The first thing this week is that my friend Renee received her mystery project in the mail that she totally knew nothing about at all, not a bit. The full details are posted via deviantART.
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Princess Peach is having some issues herself when it comes to planning. You might've seen on Facebook that I was having difficulty picking the correct shades of pink to use. The seed bead world works against me in many ways, one of which is a limitation of pink selection. Sure sure, you can find a dozen shades of "bubblegum" or "ballerina", even a few under "magenta" and "dusty rose", but do you know that all these adjectives make it very difficult to just search "pink seed beads" and find anything worth while? Insert a heavy sigh because even going through twenty pages of seed beads comprised of mostly blue and green shades trying to find a perfect shade of pink has left me with a continued search.
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Another layer is finding matching size 15s to go with any of the size 11s in the photo above. The bag of beads to the right if my favorite selection right now for her bustles and trim. Unfortunately I only have it in 11 (it's a transparent dark-pink with a rainbow coating). My favorite for the main dress is the bottom tube but that 3-inch tube costs quite a bit more than a regular 6-inch tube because they are permanent finish dark pink opalized blahblahblah expensive beads and I'll need at least two more tubes if I decide to use them. But the 15's are a light pink... not dark... which means, yes, they don't match and will look like stripes. I can't win, you know. The top baggies are from Carla. Two baggies are transparent so I probably won't be able to use them, the third bag is a solid rainbow coated pink that I would really love to use for the Super Smash center but -- yes! -- no 15's to match!! Furthermore, screenshots of Peach in the new game shows that piece there in the front to be white - not light pink - which has me referring back to GF telling me to "do what I like". Is nothing ever easy...
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I've used five different colors in the bodice to create the black/goldish/browns look that the sunflower has. Debating on if the "under petals" will be a different shade of yellow or the same, we shall see!
Here's hoping to a proper ending to all of these planned pieces,