|Bell Tower, St. Monica's Anglican Church
Mirror, Alberta - est. 1895
I took this photo not long after I moved here -- sometime in the late autumn or early winter of 2008-2009, and decided it might make a good miniature.
Fussy, fussy. I used my own hand-dyed fabric for the sky, and then traced bits and pieces of the building onto fusible web (in reverse, of course, to get them to come out the right way 'round)...and then trace the tree (in reverse) and did the same. It took me a little over 2 hours yesterday to come up with this:
The 'sawed-off' edges are the edge of the original photo and also where the matt will begin!
Today I added some thread painting and quilting:
I was undecided, until I put my "Ls" around it...and it works reasonably well. There's still a bit more quilting to do -- though I am not adding all the random branches attached to that tree! (Artistic license!)
This miniature has taken me far longer than the others, but if it doesn't sell at the show, maybe I'll just frame it and keep it! :-)