Sunday, February 15, 2009
Soon we will be entering the Piscean realm and so as a bit of a segue from my last post I thought a fishy series appropriate. (Several members of my family share this sign, including me.)
Here's an unfinished project I might work on again. It's what I call a stencil resist: I cut the image from plastic, dipped the sheer fabric into an acrylic bath and let it dry. The shadowy outlines just appear as part of the process. I've started the embellishment with gold thread. Where it goes from here is the question......
I haven't decided what to do with this Art- Nouveau -style fish. It's trapuntoed, beaded and embroidered and has been stashed in a basket for quite awhile. Either a cushion cover or a small hanging is what I'm thinking...just not sure yet.
The transparency of water and glass are featured here, showcasing, of course, a fish.
This watercolour is called 'Magic Window'.
And to complete the series here's my grandson, whose first birthday is on the 19th, the beginning of the sign of Pisces. His name, by the way, is Finn.