Sunday, April 24, 2011

New Life

I couldn't 'resist' trying a natural dyed shibori egg. The blueberries I used created a lovely soft grey. I also heated a mixture of orange peel and cinnamon for another egg, which yielded beige and smelled delicious. And what else would I be stitching on Easter, but this piece? So many seed stitches rising out of the ground - the return of life. Now I have the somewhat tricky stitching below the wave of silk gauze, to solidify the ground - the getting to solid ground part.
I also made a list this morning of reoccurring symbols in my work and came up with over 50, although it's not comprehensive. Just thinking about my visual vocabulary.

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