Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Small Landscape

Last week I enjoyed making this small landscape to give to a friend for her birthday. I think it's about 5x8ish. Hand painted background, hand dyed applique pieces, embroidery and a bit of hand writing that says "wishing you celebrations on every horizon."



I got a lovely message from her yesterday, so now I can share it with all of you.

I did some more small landscapes yesterday and they looked like crap. I've already hidden them away so I don't feel like wretching when I look at them. (But I didn't actually throw them out. There may be some redemption for them eventually.)

Today I did some small pieces using the frayed hems of some old jeans. They turned out much better. One will make it's way to Houston for Fiber Art for a Cause.

As we all know, some days are more inspired than others.

9 comments:

Lisa said...

Love it! And I highly doubt your other landscapes looked like "crap".

Rockstar tonight--I love Slambo's reviews; if I miss anything, I read her blog and get caught up!

KCQuilter said...

Your landscape is wonderful! What I especially love about your art is how you can convey so-o-o much in such a simplified look. It is great---keep it up.

Samantha said...

Thank you Thank you Lisa!! I never get any comments so I don't know if anyone but me and my mom read my stuff!! Thank you!

Diane said...

Deborah, this is charming. You really do have a great eye for clean but evocative design. And your stitching compliments it perfectly. What a wonderful gift for your friend!

Karoda said...

I really just love this palette of colours on this one!

Micki said...

This is a great little piece.

kathy said...

you're right, some days are more inspiring than others...this piece, in all it's simplicity is beautiful!

Beate said...

I Love the simplified look at your work

Helen+ said...

Please post some of your "crap", too! ;) It'd be interesting to say, "OK, I was trying for this, but it turned out like this! Egad!" We're all in a learning process, and unlike in life in playing with fiber we may actually be able to learn from each other's mistakes. (My mistake this week was to make a baby sling too wide--I thought more fabric would be cozier--but it's only bulkier...)