Jan 31, 2016


 Sunflowers are gorgeous in the summer time.  So vibrant and strong in their stance.  However, winter sunflowers are quiet, dark and bent.  They have lived their lives and are now left to feed wildlife during the cold winter days before the seeds they drop begin anew in spring.  I photographed this one in a field nearby.  It is the subject of "Winter Sunflower".
I sketched it out on tissue paper the size that I wanted it to be.

Construction begins with quilting the background.  Then the stem and the pod are added.

More leaves are added.  It begins to take shape.   More will be coming I hope you will take this journey with me once again.


Jacqueline said...

I love watching your art develop and come to life. Thank you for sharing.

WoolenSails said...

You really captured the look and feel, and I think it looks much better as art than the actual photo;)


Libby Fife said...

I like the photograph just by itself! I know your piece will turn out well so I will be waiting for that too!


Linda Swanekamp said...

This just takes my breath away! I love sunflowers in any season. Your fabric captures the fragility of the leaves and posture of the plant. I looked at it enlarged and it is just so beautiful. I don't know how you can cut the fabric for the leaves to be so expressive. Can't wait for further installments!

Rian Ammerman said...

Fabulous subject!

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