The prompt word this month is “soft”. Now this will be interesting to see – how many directions will the artists go with this word. The possibilities are endless.
This one didn’t require too much deliberation on my part. During a trip to Ireland a few years back I latched on to the phrase “soft Irish day”. It really captured my imagination.
It rains a lot in Ireland. Sometimes it rains hard; sometimes the rain settles over the earth like a misty blanket. They call this a “soft day”.
steady gentle rain
Irish hills shrouded in mist
another soft day
I used fairly vivid commercial quilt cottons for the stylized hills then couched the edges with decorative fibers. Then I quilted the whole thing with 40 wt. variegated cotton in shades of green.
I arranged a piece of tulle over the quilt and tacked it down with vintage buttons. Finally I topped it with a piece of lace (Irish lace?) .
another fun Haiku Art challenge