I have the backdrops of two more pieces put together! I feel really good about this. I feel even better about the fact that I have already made my plan for how I will finish & display them FIRST. There is nothing worse than making something you are proud of and then finding that nothing fits. So I've made my little pieces to fit the double matting I've already purchased... for the frames I've already purchased. These 5x7 inch pieces (in my opinion) will be best under glass. I need double matting to keep the glass off the art. Here's one of my favorite photographs. It's from last summer when I stood by the highway in a ditch to get this awesome shot of an oat field.
And here's how I work - totally paperless. It's always a good day when I find the perfect color-matches in my stash.
That one is all ready to be free motion stitched and hand embroidered. I'm going to have fun with the oats! : ) They are so whispy.
This next one is from my other favorite photograph. I took a series of prairie pics one day that all contained posts or fences. I thought it was so interesting to notice how the flowers & grasses don't care about the man-made barriers. : ) It was such a contrast, and so I set the contrast high on all the photos too.
The colors match really good here too. I'll couched some thick dyed wool into those trees. All the grasses are being thread painted. And yup! Those little blue flowers in the foreground will be french knots. ; )
Here's another one I want to make some day. LOOK how tightly wound that fence post is! It's trying so hard to be a fence. but it's not really doing a great job at all. lol And those flowers are all just loose and happy and flourishing. Again, I set this one in very high contrast. I love it! This one will be a big piece I think.
I told you so. : ) I told you I'd take off flying once I had my machine working smoothly. Here's what I started while you were checking out yesterday's "Tips on Tuesdays". Remember the Rosehips Under Glass post?
I started threadpainting it... and if it works, I have a very cool surprise coming up for you to see...
: ) I hope you enjoyed today's post.
Have a great day!
Sewing in Saskatoon
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* * * EXHIBITION * * * Homeland: A Collection of Prairie Threadpaintings by Monika Kinner-Whalen. Kathy Theissen Gallery in Rosthern SK. July & August 2017 Reception 10 am to noon on Saturday, July 15, 2017 Station Arts
* * * MANITOBA * * *
Sept 2 & 3 Vendor - Proutopia
Sept 9 &10 Teaching - Sketch to Stitch / Runs with Scissors Studio
Sept 15 & 16 Vendor - Manitoba Fibre Festival, Red River Exhibition Park
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