Sometimes what you finish up with is not at all what you had in mind when you started! And that can be a good thing! My fibre arts group is having another colour challenge, this time - magenta (kind of a fuschia/magenta shade on the colour chip) It was to be 12 and 12" and at least 20 % magenta I think. My plan was for a sunset with silhouettes of trees in the foreground. I machine stitched the sky with many small curvy bits of fabric, then stitched the water, then I was ready to add the trees.....but I couldn't do it. I just loved the sunset as it was. Also I had extended it to about 14" and found that it would look a lot better as an 11 x 14 than a 12 x 12". I added tulle and cut it to size then music took over again (this happens a lot for me - as in Fields of Gold, Heard it Through the Grapevine etc). The old song "Red Sails in the Sunset" kept going through my mind so I added tiny sailboats to the sun's pathway on the water.
|Red Sails in the Sunset|
I also hand stitched a little 3 x 5" piece from a photo I took at the Purdon Conservation centre where we went to see the lady slipper orchids in June.
These two were done with lots of hand embroidery - I posted one of them before but here they are together. I was inspired by photos of fall flowers in my friend's garden. I think the one on the left could do with a little more definition on the petals but it's too late now.
This week I posted more items in my Etsy Shop (note my new header). I plan to work on more jewelry too - maybe try some new colours and shapes.
When I am feeling brave I will tackle my website. It sadly needs updating.
This is my creative 'to do' list for now.
More photos from Purdon Conservation Centre. These are the beautiful orchids.