A quiet place to relax and take a peek at some thoughts and images from my studio and farm. Hopefully you will find something to amuse you. Please leave a comment if it is worth your time.
Laughing Dog Arts
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I decided to try for a more subtle color way on this one. This scrim seems to be endlessly fascinating to me for stitching on. I used an old piece of wool for the batting, the color of it barely shows through.
The dragonfly wings are Ash tree seeds. I just glued them down under the blue bead. Under the doughnut shape is some thread smush that I stitched down. The dark piece under the light piece in the center of the doughnut is a piece of rust I broke off the old horse trailer, and the light piece is something I found on the beach. I also stuck on a bit of hornet nest I found, and stitched the whole thing onto a little stick I picked up in the woods. The threads are rayon embroidery floss I purchased at a garage sale. They had a big bunch of them, I bought them all for $1.00. They smelled of cigarettes but after I left them out in an open box for a couple months the smell disappeared. I still don't like licking the ends to try and thread them into a needle. but they are pretty and shiny. This whole piece is from found materials. The white beach bit looks almost like a figure.
Be well and stay tuned, I'm getting a giveaway ready. I think it is my turn. Listening to Bob Dylan today.