Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Work Continues

As another WIP Wednesday approaches -- indeed, can be linked to HERE aleady -- I thought I'd post a few things currently under construction.  The 15th Annual Lacombe Art Show and Sale is looming now, and I still have at least 4 pieces -- 1 modest size and 3 minis -- if not more -- to finish.

Here's the latest mini -- but first, the inspirational photo:

You can see there's a lot going on in the background.  Here's what I wanted to capture (with a bit of artistic license):

Bed and Breakfast (c) 2014 - 5" x 7" matted to 8" x 10"
And a wee detail shot:

WIPs include this, inspired by my cyber-acquaintance, Velma Bolyard, a very fine paper and book artist, who gave me permission to use her photograph.  It's taken me some time to put it together.  I plan to mount it on shallow (1/2") stretched canvas, but first -- beading.

V's Berries - WIP - will finish about 9" W x 12" L
This is just a close-up; the lines are to be embroidered as branches for the berries.  I have just the right beads...and only hope I have enough!

Another WIP -- I'm currently doing the hand-stitch on this, prior to trimming and matting it up:

Profusion - WIP - machine stitching done - 5" x 7" + mat
And then there's the roses piece...I will post more soon.  Let's just say there's a pro photographer coming over this evening...

Meanwhile...I'll be reading the posts over on The Needle and Thread Network while I stitch...see you there!


Susan Barker said...

I offer a similar bed and breakfast in my yard, but no one has ever taken advantage of the "bed" -- I guess it is too close to the house... I like the way you are able to pick the important part of the photo and make it into art -- I will have to try and practice 'seeing' those sorts of things.

Lorette said...

wonderful interpretation! So sweet!

Giddings Art said...

Isn't it great fun to be able to take a bit of artistic license? Your work is lovely!

LoretteC said...

Wonderful and sweet interpretation!

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Great pictures. Love the close up, wonderful.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Interesting piece.

Jo Ferguson said...

The bird and feeder are wonderful. I have a special fascination with V's Berries, it just spoke to me. Profusion is lovely. Your work is outstanding.

Regina said...

You not only have a great eye for details, but also the ability to translate them into your chosen medium. Best of luck getting ready for the event, you'll knock them out!