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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Working on One More...

I was planning on putting "A Prairie Dress" into my display at the Centre's Jade Gallery (which would look REALLY terrific in there!) but now I'm thinking I can't.  It needs to be delivered to the offices of the Saskatchewan Craft Council very soon.  Wow - I still can't believe I am saying that!  This new show I was accepted for is called "Seeds" and runs Jan-Feb 2012.  It is specifically for emerging Saskatchewan artists who are in the first five years of their career.  I am only 2, so I'm thrilled to be able to get in on such a fantastic opportunity!  The problem is that now I have unplanned extra space in the Centre gallery (which is a large public display wall behind glass in one of our biggest malls in the city).  Remedy?  One last piece...

work in progress...

YOU might not be able to see it, but I can.  It's bare, bare bones right now.  It's going to have an old post in it.  The inspiration for it is from these particular photos I took in July, one of which is incredibly teeny.  I was hunting for good compositions to stitch.

I may incorporate these prairie lilies too.

how lucky to stumble upon wild prairie lilies!  (our provincial flower)

We'll see how this one turns out!  I know I'm going to enjoy stitching in all those silvery grey leaves.  Can anyone identify that for me?  Is that what they call wolf willow?  There was a lot of it this summer.

I've also decided to try something different.  I've had this cropped shot on my desktop for some time now.  I took it at the end of Bergheim Road, just before getting back onto the highway from Bernie's this fall.

this is a perfect example of a crappy photo that could inspire something great.

There's no sky in the shot, but I love the colors and I think it makes an interesting composition.  I also think I'll have to try this one in a large scale at a later date.  Can anyone identify those dark dried up plants by name for me?  They were seriously abundant this year too.

...off to do more stitching : )


darkdreamer said...

I think the silvery bush you are seeing is sea buckthorn, Monika. Check this link out: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/seabuckthorn.htm I have seen it wild in Saskatchewan quite a lot - tasty tangy orange berries :)

Patti said...
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Judy Morningstar said...

The dark weeds are curled dock.

Sheila said...

Can't wait to see this latest one take shape , looks wonderful so far.

elle said...

Great layering. I do luv fence posts!

HollyM said...

I love that last photo! I think it would make a great piece. I'm glad someone wrote in with the name. I think we have it here too but I didn't know what it was. It's not very pretty but it looks lovely in some shots when silhouetted with the right colors behind.
I still have not been able to get the WIP button copied to my blog post, LOL.

What Comes Next? said...

Another wonderful one taking shape! Sounds like everything is falling nicely into place for you - good luck with the shows and exhibits

Leanne said...

Your pictures are wonderful, I like the post you have planned to add in.

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