11 March 2008

Ilustration Friday - garden


cotton fabric, acrylic ink, printed mulberry paper, found object paper, gel medium, cotton thread and acrylic paint on 6" x 6" stretched canvas

This time I incorporated a cucumber beetle cut from a page of a vintage children's book that my friend Melanie gave me. I antiqued the beetle to knock down the color just a tad - even though the page was old, the colors were a little too bright for this piece. The flowers are free-hand sketched with black thread on a sewing machine. Now if it would warm up outside so the garden really could start growing! I'm sooooo ready for Spring and an end to the dreary Winter landscape and the cold temperatures.

14 comments:

Vicki W said...

This is really lovely!

Paula Mills said...

really nice, well put toegether

van dyke said...

Very effective layering of images. I like the colors... very soothing. Good job!

TALL GIRL said...

great piece! and yes, i do feel terribly guilty that spring has sprung in california.

Rui Sousa said...

This is a great piece! really nice!

ren said...

That children's book with the beetles and insects is a real find, isn't it! I like your work. A lot.

Vivien said...

I look forward to seeing your weekly quilts; I like them very much.

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Wow, what a great piece this is!!! Very interesting!

Diane Duda said...

Really beautiful!

kay susan said...

Love it! Really nice composition.

Natalya said...

lovely as usual!

Valaine said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors and the stitching is great :)

Plain Jane said...

I really like this. love the flowers especially!!

SENTA said...

This is awesome, the stitching is really amazing!