Tuesday, March 17, 2009

School Zone

This one has been 'on the burner' for awhile :) I finally got it off the sketch pad and done in fabric.
I'm open to suggestions for a title for it, if you have any suggestions. Can you spot the three dragonflies?
I did some 'sashiko' type stitching on it, and quite like the effect. The fish are all done with my hand painted fabrics.
I did two rows of flying geese, to portray the fish movement, one row got slightly covered.
I look forward to comments.
This wall hanging was sold at the show April 26th.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Still Life #4

I have finished another one of the pieces done in Pamela Allan's class. This was our 'independant study'.
I had a lot of fun with it, the raven is a true northern raven in the winter. He is all fluffed up to ward off the cold.
I have one more to stitch in this series, all with Ravens.
I will tell you the story of the raven, from our point of view.
My husband passed away 4 years ago, since then we have relocated. My youngest grandaughter and her grampa were hooked at the hip. When walking to my house after school, there is a raven that waits on the snowbank, and hops along all the way home with her, she's sure it's grampa. That's why I had to do a series with ravens, and why not still life!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Indoors on a Rainy Day

I have finished another piece that I started in the Still Life class.
Got a bit wild with the binding, it is the same fabric as the flower centers and I quite like it.
The course with Pamela was so informative, and I am enjoying the end results of my work.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sweeping the Garden Path Under the Moonlight

I just finished my FFFC. The challenge was to use a split complimentary pallette and include an S curve.
My split complimentary was yellow/green and red and blue/violet. I tried to use different hues of this pallette. The S curve can be seen in the path and in the woman's form.
This was another great challenge. I did a lot handstitching, a carry over from the Pamela Allan class.
I reversed the order of the top three background fabrics, and realized it after I had much of it stitched in place...sooo I added a moon and some highlight of the moon shining on objects.
Hope you enjoy it.