|Bird Tracks in the Sky|
Well the taking apart and the painting got done, but the putting back together never happened since, again, I looked at it and decided to embroider over the painted images. The sweatshirt material was a lovely sky blue and with the huge yellow squares that have blue/green coming through the polka dots, to me it was too tempting.
At the time I had just taken a wonderful 5-day workshop at Split Rock Arts Program (U. of Minnesota in Minneapolis/St. Paul) with Ilze Avicks, a contemporary embroiderer, on "Fabric Collage and the Stitched Mark." I discovered that I love doing what I call exaggerated stitches (such as huge, open, long chain stitches) on small pieces. So that's what I did with the first 2 pieces, Cobwebs in the Sky (left) and Bird Tracks in the Sky (right), which each measure about 4" x 3.5".
|Mending the Universe|
|Roses Swimming on Dots 2|