I loved the swooshes and blue in this one. It was so humid and the grass was so... dead. It was early spring when you get to see this year's life and last year's death all at the dame time. I finally decided I needed to stitch this old photo. I had the perfect blue fabric, and followed my mother's footsteps with the white chalk clouds.
The sky has to be right before I'll start on the land. Above is a photo of it in progress. It's a fairly simple piece, but I ADORE it nonetheless. I named it Rosewood Once. Strange sounding name? Today, when I park in this same spot, there is a view of dozens and dozens of homes that are the new community of Rosewood in the south east corner of the city. Our city has boomed like you wouldn't believe in the past several years. Thus... this was Rosewood once upon a time.
|Rosewood Once, 2013|
There it is! All done. I love that sky. I love the glowing pale yellow on the horizon. I love the wet earth and the way it's holding water. It's extremely "prairie spring". Oh - aren't we all antsy for spring arounnd here!? It won't be long now. Because this one is so personal to Saskatoon, I plan to put it in Gardenscape in March instead saving it for Winnipeg.
Another one down... off to stitch another. : ) Have a good weekend!