Friday, August 15, 2008
August TIF - Balance
Here is my piece for the August TIF challenge. I had many thoughts about this one but I wasn't happy with any of my ideas. Then, when I was eating out at a restaurant on their patio, I looked over and there was this branch. And I thought - now that is balance. So this is the piece I made. I could tell you that each leaf represents a part of my life and some are given more importance than others blah, blah, blah... But, really I didn't go through all that. I think that nature can show us so much and balance is one of those things. I embellished the background on recycled felted sweater and then painted a heavy interfacing for the leaves. The branch is machine stitched cord couched down by hand. The stems are embroidery floss couched down by hand. I painted the veins on the leaves.
Here are a couple of close ups.
So now I'm off to the NW Montana Fair - we usher at the rodeo. Whoopee!