Tuesday, May 19, 2009
New Work: Sun Flower for Blooming Tuesday; and "A" is for "Ah, Says The Alligator".
On Saturday, while in Davis, I saw a postcard advertising an art show there. The art has to incorporate a sunflower in it. So I came home on Sunday and preceded to create a sunflower. I wanted to use my felting machine and some wool roving I bought on Saturday at a toy store. (It is imported from Germany). I also used my last of my acrylic dyed drier sheets for the leaves and stem. There is some cotton fabric felted into felt on the petals and wool roving in the center, Then it is all top sewn free motion style. The border is tissue paper. I just grab what is laying around and it was so I used it. It's not quite done but I am showing it off now anyway. It is 9 1/2" X 11 1/2" in size. I like the way it looks and feels so far. Not positive I'll enter it in that show, but maybe??? Happy Blooming Tuesday~ Click on photos to enlarge to see details. Teri C. started a new challenge and ten of us have agreed to play/participate. We are to make an ABC/ATC each week starting with the letter "A" and a picture to denote an "A" word; and rotate who we send it to according to a list Teri has created. So we get an ATC from a different person each week, and send one to someone new each week as well. My "A" ATC is called: "Ah, said the alligator!" Granted his snout is a bit long and this is not an official ATC size... So, I have made it so the snout folds back and it is then exactly the right ATC size! A fabric foldout ATC!!!! Alligator is made using green wool roving machine felted onto a piece of blue felt; then top sewn free motion style to outline and embellish. His eye has some yellow wool roving too. His snout made later on with wool roving felted on to cotton batting. Mine goes to Marianne this week.