On Progress and Detours and Keys 1651 - 1672

On Progress and Detours and Keys 1651 - 1672

In 2018 I made 422 keys. Not quite the 828 number I’d hoped for but an accomplishment none the less! Really, 828 key creations on top of a full-time job and regular life/parenting/spousal duties was probably unrealistic.

Other big 5000 Key Project accomplishments in 2018 were the re-documenting and inventorying of all 1672 keys I’ve made so far and the switch from WordPress to Square Space. In January of 2018 I finally got around to using the rusty bits from an estate sale that I visited in 2015. I spent the bulk of this past year making keys from crafting techniques I loved as a child. Usually when I incorporate a technique other than assemblage into this project I focus on creating “Ten Keys Ten Ways” and end up with 100 more keys and some new knowledge about how to make things. I’ve been having so much fun revisiting my childhood craft loves that I’ve made somewhere around 380 keys and I still have another 3 or 4 methods to try.

Currently I am making an embroidered version of the Doodle Art inspired poster I created. I’ve had some challenges with the transfer of the design and have ripped out and redone some of the stitches. Some of the poor stitch work - like the 6’s that looks like 8’s I’ve left as is because really - I still have 3328 keys to go and my fingers do get numb sometimes from the needlework.

Overall it’s been a great journey to date. I’m looking forward to making more keys and trying new techniques in 2019!

Here’s the latest embroidery:

Key 1651 - 1.JPG
Key 1652 - 1.JPG
Key 1653 -1.JPG
Key 1654 - 1.JPG
Key 1655 - 1.JPG
Key 1656 - 1.JPG
Key 1657 - 1.JPG
Key 1658 - 1.JPG
Key 1659 - 1.JPG
Key 1660 - 1.JPG
Key 1661 - 1.JPG
Key 1663 - 1.JPG
Key 1664 - 1.JPG
Key 1665 - 1.JPG
Keys 1666, 1667 - 1.JPG
Keys 1668, 1669, 1670 - 1.JPG
Key 1671 - 1.JPG
Key 1672 - 1.JPG
Still Stitching: Keys 1673 - 1681

Still Stitching: Keys 1673 - 1681

Embroidery: Keys 1641 - 1650

Embroidery: Keys 1641 - 1650