|September Winds, 2015|
I finished off several in the last week. They aren't framed. I'm not sure what I'll do them. Isn't that always the dilemma!? Still, they were a wonderful personal challenge. I did my best to keep it loose and chunky, and not get to perfect. I really like how colourful they are!
Those pink blobs are from a photo I took at my friend Bernie's. They open up into fluffs called, 'Prairie Smoke'. The whole patch of them give the impression of smoke on the ground. I'm not sure you can make it out. I've been keeping this photo for a couple years now, waiting for the right moment. This seemed like it. The embroidery is busy, but I like it. On the black background, it feels like an oil pastel.
The last one I want to show you was from a grove at Bridget's acreage. We were standing on the hill taking in the big view when I looked down into the trees and say the yellow just glowing in the shadows! I loved it so much. And so... I stitched it.
The blue/periwinkle blobs are meant to represent asters. I wasn't planning on putting them in, but I think it really added to bring the piece to life. These are all small, likely as big as you see them on your screen. Well... whether you like them or not, they were a terrific experience for me. Each blended streak of yarn just stitched itself out like a brushstroke thick with paints. Let me know what you think, and maybe I'll show you more. ; )
Always a work in progress!