Sunday, December 11, 2011

Catching Up...

I've been finishing up various small pieces that have been languishing about it my studio for months, maybe even years. Some just needed a bit of hand stitching and embellishments. Here is Patina and Crocus, 12.5 x 10 inches.


It's a very close companion to my Rusty 12x12 piece which was titled Garden Gate. Sometimes when I have particularly enjoyed working on a piece and I still have all the fabrics piled up on my work surface, I'll repeat the general color scheme and composition to create a second piece. It's especially nice to have this piece since all the 12x12 works are out in the world and I won't see them again for awhile.


Here's a detail with all my beloved elements... the square sequins, the layers of sheer fabrics and the hand stitching.

I am pleased with that spray of teal French knots. I find it a bit tricky to make it look as if they tightly clustered then dispersing, but I think it works here. That off white piece of fabric behind the crocus was rust dyed with my arty friends in Dallas.
I finished up a couple of other smallish pieces recently. I'll share those later this week. In the meantime, Patina and Crocus is in my Etsy shop.

2 comments:

Kristin L said...

Ooh, I like that spray of french knots too!

Kathryn Usher said...

Very lovely. I agree with Kristin about the french knots. I think I'm gonna have to find a place to stick them on my Rockstar Boro.