New Series: Alexander At Play

I am really enjoying creating this new gallery wrapped 7" x 7" series of hooked mini photos.  The process for each canvas takes only about 2 days, unless I have to fuss over a face for a few hours (which can happen since it is a process of try and try again).

I thought I would share with you how the pieces are going to look hung together in a single block.  Here are the first two: Dragon on My Shoulder; and Sandy Boy.  I will start the third piece this afternoon: Caterpillar Find (one of my very favorite photos of Alexander).

Alexander At Play Series 2013

Dragon on My Shoulder; Sandy Boy

Gallery wrapped mini

I went to Michael's and bought a prefab gallery wrapped 10" by 10" canvas and a light duty staple gun.  I mounted Dragon on My Shoulder onto the canvas.  I like it and will do the others I have in mind like it so that I can hang them as a collection.

Here is Dragon on My Shoulder hanging on my foyer wall.

Question for those of you who have experience mounting your rugs in this way. I went ahead and used a frame that already had white canvas on it because I was afraid if I used just the frame that you would be able to see through the linen foundation.  Is it better to do it as I did with the white canvas base, or should I take it off and use only the frame without the canvas base?

Gallery wrapped mini

Dragon on My Shoulder 2013

Dragon on My Shoulder

I have decided to take a break from big rugs for a while and return to my photo minis.  This time I have selected a number of photos that I love and I am hooking them in 7" by 7" squares. 

As for binding, I am not going to put them into an album like I did the others.  Instead I am going to try to stretch them on 10" by 10" gallery wrapped canvas.  I will go and get the canvas tomorrow and stretch my first mini.  But I wanted to post the little picture today.

It is all created from scraps.  Nothing new was cut.  The mini is called Dragon on My Shoulder and is inspired by a picture I took of Alexander at the Renaissance Fair this October when he purchased his first shoulder dragon and carried it around perched on his shoulder for the entire day.  What fun it was!

Dragon on My Shoulder 2013

7" by 7".  Designed, dyed and hooked by April D. DeConick from #6-cut scraps.

Inspiration photo

Inspiration photo