Fur and leather.
I was recently passed down some items of sentimental value. There’s some kind of strange stuff; teeth, tusks, furs, leather tooling equipment, scrimshaw equipment… shells… hammers… photos….
Already sounds like an amazing contemporary art piece, or like something you’d find on Regretsy.
I look at this pile of stuff, and it’s strange. On one hand, they’re items totally outside of any medium I work in. On the other hand, they’re items totally outside of any medium I work in. There’s a feeling, something like a mixture of apprehension and excitement. Apprehension because I don’t know where to start, and will be sad if it screws up. Excitement because I could make something amazing.
So I’ve been researching fur and leather.
I am started with Pinterest, as a matter of fact. After scrolling through faux fur tutorial #2245, I decided to have a look at Youtube instead. There’s a couple of interesting videos available;
Which I watched to get an idea about what I could be doing. I also watched this one, because I like to repair couches sometimes.
Then I got to use it the other day, to repair a phone case!
So there you go. Two skills learned from uploaded videos this year, which have been applied to real life.