Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Jungle orchids surge on

This is the embroidery that is the companion piece to the watercolor painting I showed you a while back.  The beading and the pearling and the couching have just about taken me over, and the finish
is in sight. 

Having a wonderful time, wish you were here!  but meanwhile, here's where we are with it.  It's stretched on a 20 x 16 inch frame.

Materials: Irish linen from thrift store jacket, pearls and glass beads from thrift store shirts, metallic threads in gold from guild stash, membership privilege, colored metallics on special, online.

Part of my challenge in art is to create lovely expressions out of humble or cheap, or free, materials, which don't have to reveal their origins unless I list them as I did above!

5 comments:

annie1931 said...

Utterly beautiful...or should that be unutterably...I hope it will hang on a wall where all can enjoy it.

SpinningDownUnder said...

This is lovely! And using recycled materials too! Thrift shops are such a wonderful resource of beads and precious fabrics, and I love the idea of giving them a new lease of life in something as beautiful as this embroidery.

margaret said...

this is a beautiful piece of creativity and love the idea that you have recycled so much for it.

Minimiss said...

You are awesome as is your artwork.

dogonart said...

delish!!