Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tree Stories Complete and a Postcard

I have both of my "quilts" completed for the Salvaged Threads Challenge being held by Cynthia St. Charles in Billings. I am a little concerned because they are not really what most people call quilts. But I've finally gotten better photos and will send them in soon. I won't find out until January though. This is Tree Stories I. It is based on tree rings that I've taken photos of in the woods around my house. This one also has "pine lichen" which I did with thread on water soluble fabric. The salvaged material is used in the tree stumps and then burned back. These pieces both measure about 10" x 14 1/2".

Here's a close up. I did lots of hand stitching on this one.

This is Tree Stories II. The base has layers of the salvaged materials which were free motion quilted and then burned back. I then added photos on silk and machined cord that is hand couched to the background.
Here's a close up.

This is a post card I received from Candi Harris. Beautiful fall colors and great embellishments. Thanks Candi!
I worked all day Friday on combing out/picking the wool from my last post (drowned sheep photo). I thought I could get it all taken care of in a day. HA! I don't think I've even done a 1/4 of the wool. Sigh - these things always take longer than expected, don't they? I have to agree with every one's comments that it is much simpler just to buy processed wool. This will be my last venture into buying it straight off the sheep!
I have started working on November TIF challenge but I'm not getting along very well with typography as a subject. It is not inspiring me too much. I have to do a "green" postcard for December so I think I'll try combining these two projects. Hope to show you something soon.


Vicki W said...

Your Tree Stories are very cool!

Donna said...

I love all the texture in your work! It adds your own unique touch to the design and makes the entire piece visually interesting. Good luck with your entry in the gallery show.

Pam said...

Love your Tree inspired ART!

ingermaaike said...

These are superb pieces of art!