Monday, June 9, 2014

Wilderness Canoe Trip 4

Wilderness Canoe Trip – 4 A strong wind makes the once benign lake a more ominous companion. The wind pushes the water which forms strong diamond shaped waves, the whole moving mass glinting in the low sunlight. Paddling the canoe is hard and the water feels as dense as liquid cement as my paddle strokes through it. The inside of a halogen birthday balloon creates the silver glints, self dyed, pieced cotton is the top layer. Machine stitch and reverse applique.

Wilderness Canoe Trip 3

Wilderness Canoe Trip -3 Zephyrs of wind create lines of ripples on the flat lake, ripples that seem to be creating almost parallel lines, creating tiny glints of reflection as the sun catches them, with dark pools of disturbed water upsetting the rhythm. The ripples appear to stretch to infinity when seen from my seat in the canoe at water level. Self dyed cotton as a base layer with a self dyed silk crepeline top layer. I left the bottom layer unironed to suggest more movement in the water. Stitched with hand quilting thread.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

This is my second piece for "Trip to Tuscany" and I also posted the first one for everybody to see the difference...