The rest of the title should be…And catching up with Haiku Art. I am woefully behind BUT I have excuses. The dog ate my quilt?
Let’s see, the November word just was announced – it is Gnarled. I mean the word is “gnarled”. October was Canopy (I’m working on the art – at least in my mind) and September was Rhapsody.
Finally Rhapsody is well on its way.
Here is the Background that I’m so excited about…
It is collaged ribbons and fibers on tulle. I just washed out all the stabilizer and it’s dry and ready for the next step.
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
My goal was to illustrate nature’s propensity to new beginnings in the face of adversity.
A secondary goal was to try some new creative techniques or materials.
Lutradur – burned edges, stamped and painted with pearl-ex
Angelina fibers – stamped
Rosebud photos printed on cotton, appliqued and thread painted.
Purchased leafy vine appliqued
Haiku printed on Extravorganza – edges fringed and painted
Sheer tulle layered over the piece
Layered and quilted
Edges finished with zigzag stitch