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Friday, 2 November 2012

Group Exhibit and Work in Progress

I am SO excited!  I just got in to be part of an annual show called "Little Gems".  It is a big show and sale of small works.  It's coming up quick in two weeks and runs November 16, 17, and 18 only at 'The Mix' art studio in Downtown Saskatoon.  I will post more details very soon.  For now, here is the latest piece I'm working on.  It is 7"x7" inspired by another photo I took out at Cranberry Flats.

Here are the colors I will be using...


I had the idea to sketch it out right onto the fabric before stitching.  I never do that.  I just jump in and stitch, but a couple pieces of mine turned out extra-wonderful after sketching them first onto paper.  This is best of both worlds.  I used a chalk marking pencil.

and the thread painting begins...

I am digging working onto this grey background.  It's the perfect base color.  There will be beautiful dried puffs in the foreground done by hand.  Right on the horizon will be a large grove of trees with a minimal tufts of ochre leaves.  It was quite a beautiful sight.  Into that one curve you see, will be bits of autumn rosehips scattered throughout.  So far I love it - it's way more filled in right now but I don't have camera batteries charged... and so it goes...

I will post soon!  Have a great day,


3 comments:

HollyM said...

Monika, it looks wonderful already! I do love the grey base.

HollyM said...

I also meant to add that I love the colors. I've been noticing the same combination here too. While early fall is splendid, I really like the softer colors that are left at this time, the greys and beiges with specks of dried weeds and bits of red berries here and there.

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