24 April 2009

Fern magic

The ferns are coming up in the woods and garden, unfurling and uncurling. Can't you just imagine magical little creatures living under them?



I've done several series of quilts based on ferns and feel another one coming on. I'm waiting for some of the chaos to subside and my head to be quieter and then I'll hit the studio. The forced inaction is frustrating, but I'm looking forward to a hyper-productive period this summer. June, she chants, June.

6 comments:

Karen L R said...

I love them as harbingers of spring, as inspiration, and steamed with a tiny splash of vinegar and salt and pepper!

sandra wyman said...

I have ferns in my garden - I'm planning to spend some time drawing them today if the weather holds - and who knows, maybe a quilt will come!

Vivien said...

Great pics, Jane! I've never been able to capture the ferns in my garden as well as you have here. I love how they're curled then snap! they're unfurled.

norma said...

Well, you know I love ferns, too. Wonderful pictures! I don't have ferns where I live now, but had tons in my former house.

marissa said...

these are so cool

Plain Jane said...

so beautiful and delicate yet resilient. hey, just like us! :-)