So I've created a couple of minis in "my usual style" (rough-edged applique). I showed you the first one HERE...
This week I made the second, using colours as in the painted version, but all wee bits of cloth:
|Inspirational photo, started piece, assorted supplies|
It took me quite some time to assemble the jig-saw that was this piece, but I like the finished product...an artful impression of Lunenberg, Nova Scotia...
|Maritime Memories II (C) 2015|
Both will be in the mail to my DD tomorrow.
On to the Next Thing(s): finishing the Magic Tiles throw (beginning with the pieced borders); knitting my September sock (another plain vanilla pair in colourful yarn); starting Christmas Knitting (yep; it's that time of year again); starting minis for two shops and 1 commission...also for Christmas/Holiday giving...
And pondering how to block out in fabric the "Lost Edges" project for EB. By the by, Elizabeth rather liked my watercolour. Her feedback (emphasis mine):
I like the way you are approaching the assignment...and definitely lost/found edges is a great device to indicate depth....in the photo and in your painting you actually have about 5 different levels: grass and trees, far meadow, bushes or slope beyond that, distant trees and then clouds in the sky....so gradually softening the edges as you go back through the layers...and also increasing detail on the front layer will give you beautiful depth. there are several different ways to use this device, but this is a good one...
Don't try to copy the trees too literally, go for a pleasing arrangement rather than an accurate one...and you may not even need the house...note also that the trunks are light on one side and dark on the other...you can choose to make those edges stand out...or lose one of them!! hmm...it will take some thinking....
RE: the highlight about copying the trees literally. Clearly EB has picked up on the struggle I have with detail, and adhering far more closely to same than is necessary!
Somewhere in the mix there is yard work to be done, but it might be that this year there will be a prolonged 'Indian summer' here. Whatever's happening weather-wise, I can't recall such prolific beauty from my Zone 3 roses in all my 38 summers out here...So before linking with Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday, I'll offer you this eye candy...
|(L) to (R): dark red "Hope for Humanity";|
yellow "Bill Reid" (bud in centre, and full open on right;
and yellow/pink "Campfire" rose
(to honour painter Tom Thompson of the Group of Seven)
|Front and centre: deep reds and pinks|
of "Never Alone" roses as they open up.
Back: "Campfire" (Tom Thompson)
|Close up: (L): "Never Alone" cluster;|
(R): "Campfire" (Tom Thompson) cluster.
|"Campfire" (Tom Thompson) close up|
Wow what a beautiful roses. I'll see them in a quilt in the future!
I really loved your painted trio but this one in cloth is a little jewel too.
Looking forward to see your EB assignment taking shape,
I love your Lunenburg piece! One of my fave places. And your roses are spectacular!
I love both of your interpretations, especially the appliqued piece. Well done! And what beautiful roses you have!
Love the minis and the roses are so gorgeous.
ooh! Serious rose envy happening!!! I do like that watercolour. Good luck with it!
I'm having rose envy too. They're unbelievable. I've tried growing roses a few times, with no luck. The new minis are beautiful.
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