Heart Beet

Hi,

I have been working on this sculpture, it’s about 20 inches tall and 5 inches across.

It’s called something like ‘heartbeet’, as it is much like a heart and a beet at once. It only intended to be a beet, then it got ventricles around it’s stem and branchy bits that look like aorta.

I’m pretty damn excited about it. I’ve been working on it for a while. Some of the bits are pretty time consuming. Tiny black flowers at the tips of the top of crochet red branchy things. These must be sewn on, it’s pretty delicate work, with a yarn needle and thin plastic bag strips. Looping and knotting to make a sepal area that cups the flower and pushes the plastic in just the right way.

So my fingers hurt some, although I did take yesterday off from this activity (which I tend to do for at least an hour a day, or until my fingers hurt a lot – up to 4 hours). It’s the eye of the yarn needle that gives the fingers trouble. Little sharp sides of the eye.

But I am itching to work on it again as soon as I can. I have work to do today, but later on I hope to get some time to make and attach some more flowers to the little root heart.

Wednesday night I will be hanging out with one of my oldest friends, Natalie, and working on it too… so I may have good news for you sooner than I’d expect.

I’ve included a photo. It’s hard to photograph using the camera on the computer, and is longer than it looks. And more complicated. I’ll put up a photo when I am done too.

Thanks for reading! I have to get a move on!

Best,

Katie

heartbeet - not the best photo, but it's in process.

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