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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

2013 Prairie Postcards

In 2011, I made a 'prairie postcard' landscape scene for each season.  In 2012, I made 45 more prairie scenes which I titled, 'Wish You Were Here'.  Last week I was inspired to create nearly 30 more!

4x6" art-to-mail (and/or frame)

So here they are, #46 to 72 which is my official 2013 set.  They are my 'underdone' pieces of art (underdone as opposed to overdone).  I like these.






I like that I can make a hundred different landscapes based one straight line and each time I end up with 100 different scenes that are highly recognizable even in their minimalism.

some pretty rayons for some pretty prairie sky coming up...

Enjoy your week as we head on into summer solstice!  Linking to The Needle & Thread Network.

17 comments:

Threadpainter said...

Excellent Monika ... you are very inspiring with this post ! You are such a hard worker !
Each one of these 'under-done' pieces will keep your attention and will develop into wonderful pieces of art, I am sure.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I really like the simplicity of these lines! And it truly does reflect the prairies! You love of the prairies shines through. :)

Filomena Crochet said...

Monika,

Beautiful work!!!!!

hugs

Maria Filomena,
to Portugal

marshaleith said...

these are all beautiful

Terri said...

So pretty and so much simpler than your usual scenes... I love them! They make me think that I could do it, too.
Hugs

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

These are great, Monika! Creating less can be such a good lesson sometimes. Any one of these would be a wonderful base for more stitching yet they stand as beautifully complete all on their own!

Kate said...

Wow Monica:
If I get one postcard finished, I think it is a good day. You are so productive.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your choice of fabrics and lines make super neat looking postcards.

Susan Being Snippy said...

I was going to say may I copy your ideas, but my thread is different, my fabric is different and my eye sees a bit different, so instead, May I be inspired by your idea? Well I am anyway, and I think I will make a few post cards of my own but using the deep green of the coast rain forest...

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Genial! Lindos!
Um abraço!
Egléa

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Just lovely Monika!!

Jo said...

Wow, what a collection you have made! I like making postcards as they can be a quick project!

PrairiePeasant said...

Loving all of these, I hope you'll keep posting them on fb. I especially like the unexpected bits of commercial prints/batiks. Fun.

laura lok said...

beautiful. i am convinced you do not sleep how do you find time for it all???

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

They are so beautiful!
Carol

Josette Guerin said...

jolies cartes biz

Sharon Kaiser@PhD Degree Programs said...

Oh my goodness! This is truly sweet, superb and stunning! Actually, words are not enough to describe how I was really stunned by your works. I find them truly magical and a must have! Keep up the good work! You really are talented and skillful. Congratulations! Hope you’re having a swell day.

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