Wednesday, February 21, 2007

New work

Hey! Wanna see what I am up to? Here is my latest piece. It is for someone, who like me, is in love with turtles. I had the patches, and then a bunch of pre-cut brights, so it went together in a flash. It is approx. 10" X 30".

Here is a close-up so you can see the beading I am doing on it. I am such a newbie when it comes to beading on a quilt, but it is easier with each bead, if just a tad time comsuming.

When I showed my design walls in yesterday's post, you may have been wondering what those blobby brown things on it were. Well, this is something new for me too- colored pencils on hand-dyed cotton fabric. One night when I was auditioning fabrics for a quilt, I saw images in this one fabric. Thought maybe it was due to smoking too many pencil shavings, as Ree would say. But, no, when I looked again, there they were- fairies, just waiting in the shadows. So I got out my new woodless pencils, and started playing. These are some of the results.

THis one is a wing-ed lady flying. Can you see her wing stretched out behind her, and the sillouette of her curvy body?

This one may be harder to make out. It is a lady with deer-like ears and wings. She also is shapely, with a nice hip to her.

THere are a couple more, one that looks like an elephant with two sets of ears, and one that looks like your typical Peter Pan-type fairy with a funky butterfly on his outstretched arm.
I am wondering if I need to buy some SHiva paintsticks to play with these more, and have no idea what they will be incorporated into, but they have been fun to play around with, and I can see my shading skills inproving.
I'd love to know what you think.


mindy said...

I LOVE all the pictures, LB!! How fun to see your beautiful work!!

Dy said...

OMG. Those are stunning.

I'm in awe, Lady. Absolutely in awe.


Amy @ the foil hat said...

The turtles are perfect - I love the beading.

And it's great to see the "hidden" pictures in the fabric. Amazing.

Pamela said...

I love the turtles! Hey, revenue idea? Farmers Markets? Festivals? Maybe not all of them, or a regular committment, but try an occassional one or so... I bet there are folks out there that would love to be blessed by your creativity!

Donna Boucher said...

That turtle batik is to die for!!!

Such nice work, LB!