It's hard to see but all the leaves are outlined in green or rust threads which also make them stand out more.
Swirls over wavy lines make the tree stand out more too.
A rough draft of an added photo on batik fabric and metallic netting...still more to do on this piece, but it's a hint of what's to come. Yesterday Karen said Erika asked for a photo of her late (long ago divorced) husband, as she 'could not remember what he looked like'. Her dementia is getting worse.
Her world must be shrinking...she used to write me nearly every week, and me her, but
she doesn't write anymore...When I think about it I send her photos of the grand kids and us, or make her something...she likes that...She used to write details of her days on a calendar and read history, and send us news clippings from the New York Times. She loved Garrison Keillor. Now she has a white board on her wall and her daughter writes reminders of when she'll be there next and the days date. She had been watering the flowers in front of the nursing home using a bucket of water she'd get herself from inside. But since falling and breaking her hip she no longer has the freedom to roam.
I wonder what she does now?