Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Keeping Promises

15"x18", all fabric, flour paste resist, tea stained and rust treated. machine and hand stitching with silver leaf. hand cut stamping, 2 digital transfers.

This one follows into a new oasis, one that is rewarded with food or in ancient terms "manna". I used two digital images of containers and the introduction of birds in flight as a way of celebrating abundance when least expected. This one became quite orderly (for me) after beginning with such raw shaped and rust stained trim. I especially liked cutting hand stamps in trim and leaves as well as using the couching stitch to create small container in bottom right hand corner. Beginning with the trim first was the challenge...always good to throw myself a curve ball!

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    1. Thank you...I've been enjoying this desert journey series!

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  2. I just had to stop by and see it in person... LOL well sort of.. just love the rust stained trim and those birds, awesome!

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    1. Thank you Cat...this one seems to be a easy to like one!

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  3. I love this piece and I love your other work- I discovered you from Caterina.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by with these good words!

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  4. Wonderful! Love all those little details!

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    1. Thank you so much...yes, lots of details!

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  5. These are all amazing, Mary Ann. You too are on a journey!

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