Apr 18, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
20 1/2" X 31
Interpretation from photograph taken by Natalie Rowe
Rawedged fused applique
SOLD to a Private Collector
I am so sad, yet happy that I added these two dogs to this piece. Now Sophie will live on the farm where she was so happy with her buddy Tristan.
Apr 14, 2014
Apr 13, 2014
So worked on the grass beyond the barn ...then the cultivated field...adding some lumpy dirt. Next came the chopped grain stalks left due to flooded field.
In this process I thought this scene called for the two dogs who live here. They are both Labs, Sophie and Tristan. Although not in the original plan...you must admit they have added a great feel and a bit of charm to this piece.
Apr 8, 2014
Most of my time has been outside. Not only has it been in the 50's but it has been sunny and not windy which is a big change from our long winter. So had to start walking with dogs again which has made them so happy as well as the big job of yard cleanup. Now all the beds are raked and cleaned up in both the front and back of the house and last night we got some rain so there are signs of tulips and daffodils poppy through the mulch. I know there might be some bad weather up ahead yet but at least there are the signs of the end of winter out there now.
Apr 4, 2014
Apr 3, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
It was a very hard winter for them this year.
Mar 28, 2014
Here is how it looks in its full view.
Then I sketched the ducks on tissue. For those who are new to my blog, I do that so I can lay the sketch on both the quilt background to be sure of proportion and placement and also I use it as a guide when constructing the object on my teflon sheet .
I always make my building some what perfectly in the sketch but when I construct it out of fabric I free cut it so it is just a bit off making it not only look more real but to add some movement and interest to the structure.
Here they both are pinned on the background and I am happy with the size of them as well as how nicely they fit the space. The ducks will be moved apart a big but you can still see they will work out well in the foreground, giving the piece the depth it needs.
So the part I enjoy the most is beginning...stay tuned for changes to keep coming each day. Well hopefully each day....it is the weekend so may get distracted with a few other things.