I don't know if other artists experience this, but sometimes as I am drifting off to sleep, pictures or designs appear in my brain. That is where the inspiration for this painting comes from. I got up and grabbed a sheet of paper and pen and scribbled down what I saw in my head. I have no clue why this came to my mind. What is interesting is that I am not Catholic or Muslim, but the woman resembles someone that could be represented in either religion. Normally I don't name my works of art, but this one just popped in my head. Ah...the mind of a creative person is always a wonder to me.
One of my cousins is pregnant and the baby shower is in a week. I debated what to do for her and finally decided on a Teddy Bear. I posted about this pattern previously but this time, my fabric selection is a bit different. From my favorite, the Goodwill, I got a denim curtain panel for 1.49. The fabric is really soft and was plenty to make two bears, one for another friend due later this year. Instead of just using the obvious 'front' of the fabric, I reversed some of it. It has a great two-toned effect. For an extra bit of interest I added a few patches on the bear. My cousin is waiting to find out if she is having a boy or girl, so with the denim it work for either. I still need to add a ribbon around the neck, but haven't found anything I like yet. Most likely it will be red or blue. Hope she likes it!