This was the view outside my dining room window at the the cottage a few weeks ago.
I love it when the trees have started to change colours but there is still some green. This year some of the sumac was brilliant red while other trees nearby had barely started to change. The trees I painted in the watercolour started to turn well after many of the other sumac in the area.
The leaves have all gone now. Even the poplars which turn late lost all their leaves in the wind we had Thursday night.
Just finished a new watercolour.
It’s from a photo I took of a Cormorant on the Ottawa River.
I’m still felting. Here are some tiles.
They take a fair amount of time to get them firm and the edges sharp. But I enjoy the process even if my fingers are a little sore from stabbing myself with the needle.
I have been felting lately, inspired by the Stephanie Metz workshop I took in July at Arrowmont.
This is a piece that I started in Stephanie’s class. I originally had soft worn down mountains and that’s how they remained until last weekend. Edwina Sutherland and I participated together at Fibrefest and I asked her what I should do with the piece. She said the mountains needed more definition. So when I had spare moments at the show I sat and felted mountains out of molehills. I had so much fun and the piece looks a lot better. It’s not what I had in mind when I started, but I do have ideas of what to do next.
Here is my second fabric postcard based on the same photograph.
(See the first one here)
This one is a little more colourful.
Fabric postcard loosely based on a photograph I took from the cruise ship between Vancouver and Alaska.
The title is from the first line of Golden Rowan by Bliss Carmen.
I recently watched a video demonstration by Dory Kantor on Notans. Traditionally these are done cutting out black paper and gluing the results to white paper. In the video Dory uses colour and that was a major stimulus for me to give it a try.
I started by experimenting with face shapes. Once they were done I traced and scanned them and then used my embroidery software to make embroidery patterns.
Next I tried a flower shape and I cheated on this one as I changed it while I was tracing it to get the form and shapes I wanted.
Then, just for fun I did cat silhouettes.
All the embroideries are done on white organza.