"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

Friday, March 6, 2009

In like a Lion

Well, the first week of March sure has been an eventful one! We went from 70s to snow in three days (and back to 70s today). Kids were off school on Monday, then home sick on Wednesday, busy busy busy and not getting much done. Next week doesn't look much better, but hopefully the weather will cooperate and no one will get sick!

I made an ATC a few weeks ago for a challenge ... there was no guidance, just make an ATC. This is what I came up with.

I had a small piece of coppery background left over from an old project, so I started with that. Then I couched a fancy yarn onto the background in vertical rows, using copper thread. I was surprised at the effect of this technique - and I really like it! I will use it a lot, I think. It has a very interesting feel. I had a leftover inchie, a metal word and a small piece of copper mesh to add the details. I was really happy with how it turned out, and I get to keep it!

I then used the same technique to make this leaf. It is going to be a part of the International Fiber Collaborative (click on The Leaf Project). I need to mail it TODAY because it is due by the 15th. Nothing like the last minute!
I've received some really awesome treasures recently that I want to share with you. Check back soon and hopefully I will have the photos loaded.


Elizabeth said...

I love your ATC and your leaf is stunning!! I just went to the Site with the Tree project!! VERY COOL!! Wish That i had known about it sooner! Keep me in the loop when you get word of projects like this!!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Very nice!

You did not wait until the last minute if it is due the 15th. Last minute would be paying to send it overnight on the 14th!

karen said...

Beautiful, both stunning. It's nice to be able to keep something for yourself that you made isn't it?

Sherry said...

Those are both great Michelle. Don't you just love the NC weather?

Fannie said...

Beautiful pieces, Michelle!