Fiber Art – macro flower scene

Some photo friends and I went to the Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI to shoot on a Sunday afternoon. Late springtime in Rhode Island is pretty, the greens are truly vibrant, the tulips and daffodils are all in bloom and the silhouettes of trees are wonderful as they have not leafed out yet. It was a pretty spectacular day. The print was then printed onto cotton sateen and hand/machine stitched and layered onto linen.

Slow Stitch

Slow stitch is a new form of meditation. The idea is to not think too hard, just find your rhythm and get in the zone. My Art Group challenge this month was to use the inspiration of an artist by the name of Pauline Burbidge from Scotland. I chose to emulate her stitch drawings of nature. My new plant I just picked up for Easter was the perfect subject. I am enjoying the process very much, mostly because it’s very freeing and not at all precise. I love loose work and this fits my esthetic just fine.

Ukrainian Easter Eggs

This year my Ukrainian Easter Eggs that my nephew Gregory gave me from his world travels take on a new meaning. Each time I pass them on my way through the dining room I try to say a silent prayer for the victims, families, and relatives in Ukraine. God knows how long or how much more suffering will ensue but I have always had faith that my one little prayer will somehow reach one other person who needs it to face their trials. I hope my prayer lands on someone who needs it today.