I have been holding on to this photo of mine for a while now. With the recent windfall of gorgeous threads, ribbons, and yarns from near & far, I knew it was time. Here it is!
I took that picture by a roadside parking lot at one of the conservation areas south of Saskatoon. I took a LOT of photos sitting there on the dusty road. I couldn't get over the purples, yellows, and greens. Back in my studio, I would have never in a million years guessed that I would be using these pastel party-mint colors in my prairie work! Flowers? Maybe. Grasses? Surprise!
|perfect fibres for the job|
OH! And the smell... have you ever rubbed sage in your fingers? Close your eyes for a moment and breath deeply while recalling that strong scent. ***I SWEAR I hallucinated while stitching these out. I swear to you that twice I thought I smelled that heavy sage scent. Crazy, huh!?? I'm still confused by that one. My mom picked a big bag of it for me last year. It's up in my closet. I had to go pinch some off and breathe it in just to confirm that I was smelling it for real. Explain that to me?
Before photographing them, I placed mats over to square them up. They are a bit bigger that the window of the mat. I'll get them framed next week and have some properly cut textured matting put in. Okay! Here they are at about 5" by 5" each.
Bluestem & Sage, 2014.
! Like 'em? I like 'em. : ) I REALLY like 'em. They aren't for sale at this time. They will be later on in the year. I'll keep you posted.
Have a great day! And THANK YOU to Nell, Margot, Jean, Eleanor, & Vickie for all the incredible stash (some gifts, some purchased, some bartered for). I am having so much fun with it all! : )