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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Things I Love Thursdays - Finished it Fridays!

: )  Here's a 2 for 1 posting.  I love this latest one!  I love the building.  I love the pollen in the grasses.  I love the alfalfa.  I especially love the bumble bees!

From Humble Beginnings, 2013  8x8"

All I can say is, "!!!!"
I am loving dying and using all these ribbons from RibbonSmyth. 

So look!  There are three bumble bees.  I have since added some slight and shimmery white rayon wings.  They are just perfect - fat & and gorgeous.  I love bees.  When the flowers are at that stage, the ditches are full of nectar collectors.  You can stand right there and they are so busy that they don't even bother you (unlike wasps who are carnivorous).

From Humble Beginnings, 2013 (detail)

I snapped the original photo after teaching out at Bernie's sewing attic out near Bergheim last summer (was that last summer?  Maybe it was the year before?).  I didn't add it the farm machinery.  I was happy enough with the bees...

From Humble Beginnings, 2013 (detail)

I am so happy.  I think I did a really good job on this one.  It's very exciting taking on a new challenge and having it work out.  I hope I can get it in a frame that matches that shack.  (ps - see the pollen hanging off of those grasses?).   I didn't know what to call this.  I picked lots of silly phrases based on bees.  Beauty and the Bees.  Home Sweet Home.  lol.  Nothing was working.  I liked the way the shack was old, empty, 'no longer', decaying... and the flowers are at their peak, full of pollen with a bunch of humble bees just quietly working away.  Suddenly my 6 yr old quoted Sponge Bob from the other room and shouted in a loud announcer-style voice, "from humble beginnings!".  I just stopped in my tracks.  It was perfect!  hahaha  The little building and the bees and the country side are all very humble indeed.  (Thanks girl!)

Okay - ONE more piece on the go here...  See you soon!


Nicki said...

Love. A lot.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

You did a marvelous job on that one and all the others. I can see lots of progress this past year or so. Wish I was near to take a course with you.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is beautiful. You should join us at Paint Party Friday


HollyM said...

Yes, it is beautiful! I love all the textures on the building, in the grasses and of corse the bees. What fun to stand there looking it all over discovering all the little bits.

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Ficou lindo!!!! E, eu gosto também que você também ama o que faz e o resultado do seu trabalho, isto o faz impregnado de amor!
Um abraço!


Anonymous said...

i love the humble-bumbles! and i love seeing how your work is growing and evolving! a good message for 'sprinter'!

She Who Carries Camera said...

I adore this!!

Mary Ann said...

It wouldn't be the same without the bees...a brilliant inspired touch:)

LynCC said...

Oh My Gosh!! Monika, you are out-doing yourself!!

Threadpainter said...

Fabulous title !
This old shack makes my mind wander off to my genealogy box and wonder if my gr. Uncle Les lived in something just like this, way back in the 1920's when so many young men went west to help harvest and stayed. He homesteaded in Coronach, Sask. !

PrairiePeasant said...

This is so well done, I am just in awe of your talents! I think every prairie dweller can relate to these "humble beginnings."

Heather A said...

SO STUNNING! Your work is always amazing. This one, though, is a personal favourite for me, I think.

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