I joined the "My Happy Place" swap at PostcardCottage. You make three, you get three. So here are mine! Two will be sent elsewhere in Canada, and one goes to the States. I'm not sure who will get what, but I really love what I made.
|summer lush, My Happy Place swap / postcard #1|
I love that one so much!! It will become a larger piece for an upcoming show & sale. In fact, I was so excited about it that I've already began to put it together on canvas. This little one for now is a 4x6 postcard for swapping. I love the light green thread painted in the distance, and the pretty knots in the foreground were achieved by using variegate hand painted thread.
Here's a simple version of the canola. I chose not to stitch into the sky of this one.
|Canola Postcard (detail) My Happy Place swap / postcard #2|
And look at this! Ooooooh it's my favorite. I made it the day after I spent an afternoon lying in the backyard with the kids just watching the clouds as they move & change.
|Cloud Watching Postcard, My Happy Place swap / postcard #3|
Isn't that cool!? I get such a kick out of it every time I look at it. I can't stop giggling! It's my happy place all right! For me, there's nothing more fulfilling than feeling completely unrestricted. I love to see far, feel the air, and be able to breathe deep.
|detail of My Happy Place #3|
I've done the thread painting and hand embroidery with different threads - shiny rayons, variegated cottons, metallic polyester. The effect I can achieve is more important to me than the brand name. Mixing them up like that really does a good job I think.
There you go! More tomorrow!