"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Thursday, March 15, 2007

A Change of Pace

I needed a change of pace from working with fabric - just for a bit. A group that I belong to challenged its members to create something with a door or window theme. The piece had to incorporate paint, fibers, and recycled/found objects. This is my piece. I glued blue tissue paper (recycled from an online shopping order) to canvas, and painted a simple water scene. For the window frame, I painted a brown paper bag. The trunk of the palm is also from the same bag, with some bronze paint added. The flowers and palm leaves are painted dryer sheets. I embossed details on the leaves. I also embossed the centers of the flowers - and I'm still debating whether or not I want to add some beads or small buttons on top of that. I tied seashells (found!) to the fibers (!) to meet that part of the challenge. It's a fun piece and was a nice break from sewing. It's been warm here (80) for the last few days, so I guess that has me thinking of summer!

2 comments:

Dianne said...

This is so wonderful Michelle!! It's so bright and colourful - I would love a view like this from my window!!

MargaretR said...

I loved being able to see your Window on the blog like this. one can see it so much better than on the group Photos. It's a wonderful piece of work.