I've been pondering lately the idea of using textiles and traditional needlework in new ways. As I lay in bed heading towards sleep Friday night, this image began to form in my mind. Saturday morning I had to get started on it right away, and that is how I spent my weekend!
Don't you love when you get an idea that just resonates with you? These pieces incorporate so many things that are beautiful to me. I love the look and feel of linen, of embroidery and crochet. A pencil line can make me swoon. And the birds who live on water - definite swoon!
I dyed the linen with tea. You who are familiar with tea dying, is there a particular brand of green tea that gives a nice dark green color?
I find it amazing, too, when you get a good idea it seems that several more ideas will hit; they come on like a thunderstorm! So my head has been swimming this weekend with images and ideas and trying to decide what to do next. I want to do it all at once. I'm still trying to figure out how to morph into two people and how to add about 7 more hours in between 1:00PM and 5:00PM. It appears that's when I need them most.
So fortuitous that the theme this week over at Mixed Media Monday is Wings! I love winged creatures. They make me happy:)
The pelican is up in my Etsy shop. The ibis will be there in a little bit, and I'll be working on some swans next.