Sunday, May 10, 2015

Temple of Leaves

12"x13", muslin, cotton, hand printing, gold leaf, machine and hand embroidery, loose ties on four corners.
This is the first of my just play around and explore time. I began with some poorly printed leaves and over printed with a blue green paint. Some leaves are machine stitched over but most are hand embroidery using a mixture of different colored threads. Fun creating a temple with gold leaf and gold paint. While I was busy with this, I had some fellows paint my kitchen! Now I'm starting on a sorta grid pattern and I have some other fellows coming to clean up this little overgrown yard. Spring is moving along nicely!

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  1. I have missed out on so much being gone for so long, this is stunning and I can see the inspiration, nice to see you just "playing around" !

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    1. Nice to be just playing...thank you! So glad to have you back in the neighborhood...looking forward to all your photos and inspired work!

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  2. Wow! Beautiful piece, Mary Ann!

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    1. Robyn, My pleasure to have you visit and thank you so much!

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  3. Inspiring! Loving all the layers!

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    1. Thank you...I had fun printing all the layers and then the stitching too!

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  4. Wonderfully complex and as always the colors are amazing!

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    1. Jeane, Thank you so much,,,I always like it when you like my colors!!

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  5. 'The Temple of Spring' would be an apt title for this one, Mary Ann. with all the lovely shining leaves against the gold -love it!

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    1. Thanks Sharmon, I've been gardening these past weeks so leaves are definitely on my mind!

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