Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Abstract Challenge 2011 June - Zero and July - Slow

I am playing 'catch up' with my Abstract Challenges.

JUNE THEME: ZERO
My design was inspired by an airplane window. It was dark outside and raining as we climbed from rain, through the clouds to the clear sky above. As the temperature outside became ZERO, the rain turned to tracings of ice and moisture became frost. Within a brief moment, the air currents wiped the window clean. Techniques: paint and free motion quilting.

JULY THEME: SLOW
In the past year, there has been a popular trend to 'slow down and smell the roses'.
Examples: delicious meals cooked at home, long slow walks, handmade art & crafts.
During this same year, I learned Japanese Sashiko embroidery. When I needed to relax, I worked on the samples. The stitch is a simple running stitch - with countless variations.
Not wanting to have these little pieces resting in a drawer, I made a table runner ... something I could enjoy.

1 comment:

My Sweet Prairie said...

That is so lovely.

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~Monika
sewing in Saskatoon