Brightening Life with Creativity,
one day at a time...
I've been wanting to branch out and try some new things with my art for a while now, and while 2014 slipped away and 2015 rushed in, that's just what I did! If you've been reading my last few posts, you've seen bits and pieces of my experimentation, but here is the final outcome:
Just as the cone flower provides
nourishment to the butterfly,
our lives are often brimming
with changes that help us grow
and develop into who we are meant to be.
I used several layers of different fibers to create this piece: hand-dyed cotton, satin ribbon, tulle, Angelina fibers, Mul-tex and Kraft-tex. The caterpillar, cocoon and butterfly images are water colored onto the Mu-tex and then sewn down on to the Kraft-tex. I bonded the Angelina fibers together to create enough material to cut out the cone flower petals. Despite all of the different fibers, I wasn't satisfied, so I added some metal findings for added interest and to give it more of a mixed-media feel.
I may not "change my ways" altogether, but the experimenting is fun and provides a new set of challenges and skills to master. What are you busy creating? I'd love to see!
Fiber artist, wife to a wonderful husband and mom to 2 awesome kids
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