Had I seen these in the past, I could say they may have inspired me to create a piece of work, but since I just saw them today....all I can say is they ARE an INSPIRATION! Normally, I might SEE a tree or a house or a flower here on my own little bit of the planet that might possibly get me enthused about stitching a new design based upon those particular sights. Sometimes, I just IMAGINE these things into existence. So, I want to share these three with you and let you know what they made me think of today.
First, that beautiful pink tree! OH, MY! French Knots! When I see blooming trees, I always want to embroider some French Knots into a little tree...set in some simple scene.
This piece consists of a painted canvas with a piece of painted and embroidered quilt batting added on top. I loved making it. (Do you see the swing in the tree?)
Lastly, more birds. I painted the fabric, then embroidered the birds, etc.
So...did any of this make sense? Inspired by the photos of others seen on the Internet, by scenes from my daily life, or scenes as "Anne of Green Gables" might say..."within the scope of my imagination," I am hoping to create again in the near future. I've been in a slump, but working my way out of it. I'll be spending some time with some of my favorite 'peeps' in the next few weeks, but hope to return sometime in June with a thing to two to talk about.
Do take care out there!
Bird Nest Cottage
until next time