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Monday, 9 April 2012

Tipi & Rosehips

I said I would clean the house, sort out my studio, and do my taxes... but naaah.  Sewng is WAY more fun.  : )  I've been working on finishing this one that I started before Gardenscape.  It's from a photo I took in November at Wanuskewin.


Remember?  I sketched it out.  (I never sketch things out.)


Then I laid out the fabrics for snow, grass, and sky.  That was a hand-painted piece.


I had all the thread painting pretty much done on the background... and that's where I left it.  Just yesterday I added the tipi and the rosebushes!  I was really afraid of this step for some reason.   Ha ha - important aspects considering that the piece is called "Tipi and Rosehips" you know.  lol


Whew!  It worked.  I hand stitched the poles and some of the grasses in the bush.  Another couple hours to finish and tidy it up and it will be done. : )))  It's a larger version of it's sister here below.  The original photos were taken on the same day last November.

At the Buffalo Jump, 2011 (sold)


10 comments:

Annette said...

gourgous, such an eye for the details....... can't wait to see it framed.
in stitches

Kathleen said...

Lovely work! I enjoyed seeing your process, too.

liniecat said...

Its interesting to see your process yes, did you applique the tipi or os that stitched too? Couldnt quite make that out but it is delightful the way youve captured your org photo.

elle said...

Right from the laying out of the background I think you nailed it! Great!

HollyM said...

Ii agree, you have an eye for details and for simplifying too. It's beautiful!

Ellie said...

It's a wee bit different to what you usually do but it's going to look great. I love it already. :)

Jeane said...

Oh my, this is so incredibly perfect. You are on a roll girl!

HollyM said...

The hand stitching definitely adds to it. I like to always add a bit on my prices as well. It's often my favorite stage.
I do love this piece.

Kiwi said...

Monika, would you mind if I "pinned" your tipi artwork? It's so gorgeous and inspirational. Kerrie

Monika Kinner-Whalen / My Sweet Prairie said...

Hi Kerrie / Kiwi!
I can't find an email for you, so I hope you get this. You asked what it's fate is earlier. I am framing it and then it will be for sale. I make a living selling my art. As for pinning - I think that is okay. It all links back to my blog then? Sure...
I don't know a lot about pinterest.

: )
Hope you see this reply!

And thank you everyone for the comments - wow. : )

~Monika Kinner-Whalen
Saskatoon

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