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.

Snowy Owl, Rhode Island

For maybe the first time in a long time I understand the power of connecting with nature. This was a serendipitous encounter with the elusive Snowy Owl. It felt Almost mystical when I turned my head to the right and immediately made eye contact with this raptor sitting on the ocean rocks early one morning before Thanksgiving 2021. When I think of how I could have just walked right by I get chills. She has grounded me and I don’t think I will forget this feeling for a long time.