Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cornfield in Progress

This is bigger than my past cornfields. Come back in a few weeks for a more completed view of this.

Iowa Corn Stubble--Wintertime

Done. That's all I'll say. Paint, layered netting and tulle, lots of embroidery.


This is a work in progress. After doing the picture of Sandra (see below) I was unhappy with the overall outcome. So, I am trying another embroidered face. This is Amelia, my third daughter. I am still working on the eyes and the background.


I printed ginko leaves on a rough silk last fall, embroidered line detail on them and then needed a substantial image for the foreground, so I embroidered a picture of my daughter, Sandra.

Blue Mountain in Green

This is Blue Mountain, in South Eastern Utah. On maps you can find it labeled as "Abajo Mountain", but the locals all call it Blue Mountain. My husband grew up right at the base of it. When I did this piece he said "It's way too green--it's the desert." I personally think there is plenty of desert color in this picture, but I called it Blue Mountain in green anyway.

Monday, April 5, 2010

View from the Race

Last fall I volunteered at a 5k race fundraiser for our school's gifted and talented program. It was an out and back race with me at the end to tell people to turn around. The people didn't actually need my help. So, I took my sketchpad and did some drawings--and turned this one into an embroidery.