Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Painted Buckeye"

I've recently completed a new piece,
"Painted Buckeye".
It is part of the 2014 SAQA SC/GA Regional Challenge.
Members were mailed swatches of the vividly dyed fabric that I used in the leaves
and asked to make a 12 x 12" piece of art incorporating it.

"Painted Buckeye"    12 x 12"

The background fabric consists of pieces of cotton
which I wrapped our Easter eggs in last Spring,
before dyeing them in red cabbage, Turmeric, and beets.

"Painted Buckeye" detail

I added some embroidery using hand-dyed floss,
a bit of beading,
and machine stitching.

"Painted Buckeye" detail

Oh yes, and there's also a bit of image transfer on the background fabric.

"Painted Buckeye" detail

The lace is a lovely bit that has been calling my name
since the days when I did a lot of French hand sewing.
I tea-dyed it for this piece.

The great thing about this piece is that it has jump-started my creative juices!
I've cleared off my design wall,
added pieces of my next project and I'm ready to roll!

Thanks for popping by!
Have a great day!

Peace to you and yours!


Connie Rose said...

Sweet little piece, Judy. Love it! xo

Gerrie said...

Love this and also love the variety of media and recycling the egg dying fabric.

Jeannie said...

Loverly!!! The piece of lace is gorgeous and I like the text peeking out. My design wall is blank, but so is my mind. LOL! I need to get out of this house and find some inspiration. Have a wonderful day!

deanna7trees said...

your piece looks beautiful. love that vibrant color.

Maggi said...

A gorgeous piece Judy, love the layering. Do I detect a Cas influence??

Glad that it's jump started your creativity, although I don't think it eve really left the building.

Carol said...

Wonderful, Judy, as always. So great you're back in the creative swing. xxx