I have always valued a good bucket.
Opportunity for creativity never strays far from a good bucket. I mean, when there is a bucket near by, you can rinse brushes, soak stamps, do low water immersion dyeing. And that’s not all! When I was a kid, my dad upholstered a lid that fit perfectly on a 5 gallon bucket providing us a cushioned seat to rest on while fishing. I have never lost sight of this ideal scenario and it seems, I have cottoned onto an adult opportunity to utilize and make a new padded throne!
See the mad glimmer in my eye? I just spent upwards of 25$ on a:
5 gallon bucket
2 5 gallon bucket lids
1 2 gallon bucket
Bucket Tool Organizer Extreme
And I am about to upholster my bucket lids with Melly fabrics….
So, what, you might ask, is Melly up to?
I am going to try busking, as a textile artist in NYC!
Sometimes, you get a weird idea, that just won’t let you go. And when it happens, you kinda just need to do it. So, I am.
I love public displays of art. I love doing art, embroidery, stitch work and drawing in public, so why not try printing while out and about? I mostly work solitary, staying in my studio, but, recently, I have come to thinking, “maybe there is a way to be less solitary, and to still be able to print!
I have scoped out Washington Square Park, which I think will be a good entry into doing this. I may need to ask some gal pals to come visit and help me, at least the first time. But, I am going to do it.
I have bought the items, and now I will whip up a quilted blank to upholster the bucket lid! Wish me luck. I will keep you posted.