I started with a photo I took in St Albert down a path ... one or two thanksgivings ago. I've been holding on to this image, wondering, 'should I do a collaged art quilt? would I threadpaint it?'. Ind so after the fall colour inspiration from my last class in Manitoba, I just dove right in. I was ready.
I sketched it, and stretched the scene vertically to fill a long narrow space. I had a big frame waiting, so this is foolproof in that sense. The sketch is nice and loose with all the main features I'd need drawn in. I just grabbed the nearest pencil and sharpie - nothing fancy.
Then I picked out the yarns and began to stitch.
and stitch and stitch... 2 1/2 days non-stop for 10 or 12 hour days. It wasn't grueling at all. I was completely in the zone and letting it happen.
And it happened!
|Impressionist Yarn Painting (what would you call it?)|
Crazy right!? If you click on it, it should appear small enough to be full screen so you can see the entire piece at once. You can also shrink your view to get it all in. It looks fantastic reduced. It measures 6x15 inches and will go in a 10x20 black frame. Here's some of the detail...
Well. Maybe you don't like it. But I do. I love it. I love the weird colour combintations and the bursts of life it seems to carry. It was pure joy to stitch.
fun fun fun! And off to Handmade House tomorrow morning. : )
Have a great weekend!