Monday, April 14, 2008

Finished Trees. I used lots of layers of netting, tulle, beading, thread fabric, pellon, and embroidery to do it. Oh, and paint. I like it. Eric likes it better than the fungus that I made just for him. Says he'd rather hang this one in his office.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

In the Forest

This is the beginning of a piece based on trees from the Fertile Earth class. Check back later to see if it turned out ok.

Molly's Face

One side effect of me spending six hours a day stitching away for Susan Sorrell's Fertile Earth class is that my kids want to join in too. Today while I was working on my trees, Molly made this portrait. She says it is definitely not a self portrait--she does not have purple hair or a bronze mouth.


Marian, you asked for fungus--here's your fungus. Eric listened to way too much Dr. Demento as a teenager and likes to sing the song about Roger Boom. One of the lines goes "He planned a trip to Venus when the Fungus was in Bloom." We looked up the song on-line and learned that his song came from the Laurence Welk show. How cool is that? So, I had to add this big, still unfinished border around it. If you look carefully you can see all the layers of stuff on this piece. There are about 8-10 layers of burnt edge tulle in each fungus bloom. Anyway, I am not sure if this is beautiful or professional, but it is definitely original.