In the background, while you were reading all about Shudayra last week, I have been working on the latest landscape. My inspiration is this photo, kindly shared with me by Dale Stewart....
For reasons I can't entirely understand I immediately thought that church should be a ghostly image. Of course I have NO clue how to accomplish that using fabric but never let it be said that I'm afraid to try. As I said - either fearless or foolhardy, take your pick!
But, mama still isn't happy.
For those of you who are curious, the church was printed onto organza using my computer.
- THIS is something that would be great fun to create and give to a friend who sews!
- And HERE is another little project that would make a great gift.
- All I can say is Wow! when I see the work of THIS artist!
- THESE would be such fun to give for Christmas (not that the chocolate inside would be any attraction either!!)
- I try not to send you to too many commercial sites, but I must admit that the cuteness factor of THESE caught my eye!
Today's quote..."Don't stress about your eyesight failing as you get older. It's nature's way of protecting you from shock as you walk past the mirror"
That's a very clever way of transferring the image to the landscape and keep it in proportion. It's the proportion that I always struggle with in landscapes. I like how this is shaping up I think you'll have this looking fabulous! Christine xx PS. I did have the comments somehow turned off on my post but I don't know how!! xxReplyDelete
Oh yes, that pesky thing called proportion! I often wish I had some formal art training so I could accomplish the effect I am thinking about, but trial and error is the way I roll.Delete
I'm liking the ghost idea for the church......maybe if you could somehow make the edges look fuzzy...like it is fading in and out??? I KNOW you will figure something that will be wonderful whatever "F-word" you decide on.........waiting and watching.....ReplyDelete
It's hard to create the effect I'm after with fabric - would be far easier with paint perhaps but I'm going with the limitations I'm given and hoping for the best. Won't mention that there's been a few 'F-words' over this one!Delete
Tuned staying :)ReplyDelete
Wow, the Vates' needlework is stunning. You find the neatest artists to link to.
I just hope the staying of the tuned is going to be worthwhile!!Delete
I'm interested in reading you printed the photo onto organza, Mary Anne. I have had the fabric-on-paper run through the printer, but have never thought of other fabric such as organza as I would've thought that it would cause problems. Thank you for the tip. You are always unsure at the beginning of your amazing landscapes, but I know this will church will be fabulous. I am loving the ghostly-ishness of this. Love THAT church!ReplyDelete
Freezer paper is my friend (that and a heavy dose of crossed fingers!) when it comes to running things through my printer. Nobody was more surprised than I was when it actually worked! Then you just have to remember to press it well to set the ink - but also remember to not use TOO much iron heat (not that I would know anything about that!!).Delete
I love the idea of a ghostly church and will be interested in how you achieve that effect. Those chocolate orange covers are so darn cute!!ReplyDelete
I like the idea too, but that's not to say I can accomplish what I hope for. Won't know unless I try! And yes, those orange covers are definitely cute....might have to make someDelete
I give you credit for pushing your boundaries and trying new things to get the effect that you are looking for. Hope it comes out like you see it in your head. I'll have to file your printing tip in case I ever need it. Great links and quote too!ReplyDelete
I like to attempt new things because that's the only way to learn. It's also the only way to learn what doesn't work too!!Delete
Go, you! You'll be happy with this landscape soon. You've btdt.ReplyDelete
Yes, I always seem to go through a period with each landscape where I question whether or not I'm doing the right thing and if I'd be better starting over (or scuttling the entire thought that I can do landscapes at all!!).Delete
I always love seeing the progress of your landscapes. Love seeing what you will do. Oh my, embroidery with dried flowers! How amazing!ReplyDelete
I can't imagine embroidering with dried flowers - I wonder if she uses something like glycerine to keep them somewhat pliable because otherwise I would think they would simply crumble.Delete