"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

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Finished - Or is it?

The gold and gray piece is finished - I think. There are still some threads that might need something to hang from them and well, it might need some beads or something. At any rate, it's done for now, and done enough that I can stop and move on. I do like how it turned out, even though it is not even close to what I envisioned when I started.

Here's a closeup ~ I toned down the purple cheesecloth with some gray yarn and black paint, but it still peeks through here and there.

It is probably time to move on anyway. The golds and grays of autumn inspired this piece, but they have faded away. A recent jaunt through my gardens revealed the first signs of spring. It is coming! Enjoy the journey ...

Daffodils ready to explode

Hellebores (Lenten Rose) in full bloom

Sedum peeking up through the last year's branches

Winter Daphne - wish I could send some fragrance through the screen. The entire cluster of blooms is only about 1" in diameter, but it has an incredible fragrance that stops people in their tracks. I just love this plant.

Irises awakening

Bradford Pear trees ready to burst into a cloud of white blooms in March

And finally, Verbena.

Hmmm ... maybe my next piece should be pale pink, cream and green?


Karen said...

No way, how do you get spring in February, doesn't seem fair but thanks for posting the pictures as I really need a dose of greenery admist all my snow-covered landscape.

Love your gold, purple and grey piece, you've done an absolutely fabulous job with it. You should be very proud Michelle it's fantastic.


TracyB said...

I think I have the same sedums, I noticed mine popping out of the dirt this weekend, which made me happy to see that maybe spring is on it's way, finally!!

Nice job on the gray and gold piece!!

Nellie's Needles said...

loooooove that piece! Thanks for the photos of spring.

Anonymous said...

You should name the gold and gray piece people. We are never quite done, never totally satisfied, always developing and changing, growing, wondering if we should have done something different, but the textures, shapes and colors of our lives makes us each a masterpiece.


Clevelandgirlie said...

Funny to see these little spring gems dusted with snow this morning -- isn't it!!! I couldn't believe it when I woke up and saw snow on my purple picnic table. I've been waiting for snow all winter -- and it came while I was asleep!!!

With regard to the autumn piece, a few Swavroski hot fit hidden here and there would be a nice surprise - OR - you could do what you do with the beads along the bottom edge -- that would finish it off nicely, as well. XO