Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I once had a dream which was so vivid it stayed in my mind for years. Finally I tried to capture its essence and this is how it came out. It's called Poppy-Doll Dream.
I made this as a wall-hanging. First I painted the images on a satin-like fabric using acrylic washes. Next I covered the painted fabric with a sheer fabric and, with some cotton sheeting on the back, I hand embroidered randomly using cotton thread and silver thread around the eyes. The silver thread is metallic and doesn't sit as well as I'd like, it tends to kink. There is probably some better-quality thread available. I must research this because I think I'm going to re-do the whole thing. In that respect this piece is quite dream-like; it keeps recurring.