Sunday, February 7, 2010

Comfort




The Fiberarts Group I belong to had a challenge. Every two months, we will get a new theme to work with. Our first was Comfort and what it means to you. I am late getting my entry in as I am getting over a nasty sinus infection and the in-laws have swooped in for an impromptu visit. Was supposed to be two weeks but is going to be 4. I love them to pieces but the little time I have to work on art has been whittled down to near extinct. Oh well.

So my entry was born out of a small snow storm that we had. There is something very peaceful about the world blanketed with snow. (Not the 30 inches in DC mind you) but a few inches that makes you stay home and hang out with your family.

I used some fabric from a previous experiment. I drew the background with Neocolors watercolor crayons and then added water to blend. When dry, I used various rubber stamps of trees and leaves and grasses to create the treeline. I placed the stamp underneath and rubbed using the same water color crayons. I misted them with water to let them bleed and blend a little and then quickly ironed the fabric (from behind) to heat set and stop them from disappearing all together. I thread painted the trees and grasses. I also added angelina fibers to create the snow in the foreground. The tree in the middle was beaded with some metallic beads to add some texture.

I still feel it needs something in the lower right hand corner. I wanted to add some tall grasses but my hubby thinks it looks great the way it is. What do you think?

6 comments:

Terri Stegmiller said...

This is a beautiful quilt!

Janice Paine-Dawes said...

I can feel the chill in the air. You captured the peacefulness of a winter landscape very well.

Stacy Hurt said...

Gorgeous! They are just luminous! I love the tigers too! Great work!

Shelly said...

This is truly gorgeous. I think to leave it as-is, gives the impression of a large foreground, and helps the background to recede in the distance. If you choose to add something, then perhaps the scale of the object would be something to pay particular attention to. Thanks for showing such a wonderful piece. Can I ask the dimensions of your artwork?

pcoxdesign said...

Thanks everyone! I think I will leave it as is since that is the general consensus. Shelly the piece is 12" x 12".

katherinesands said...

Just lovely, Patty!