Glimpse of Spring, 9 X 12
Fabric applied to pre-stretched canvas with gel medium, Shiva paintstiks, thread and button embellishment
First, can I just say I'm glad this month is over???
I knew it was going to be a challenge to get this month done with my work and travel schedule. I actually did most of this in a two day workshop with Laura Cater-Woods. I cut and applied fabric to the canvas while she talked about nurturing your creative side, and finding ways to do it in the midst of all the "have-to's" of life. I also learned some of her techniques, and she is a font of information about the numerous gel mediums out there. I'd highly recommend her as a teacher.
I wanted to depict the butterfly like I just caught a glimpse of him out of the corner of my eye. A little look, and poof, he's gone. Those spiky flowers fascinated me too- so I had to have some of them in this. The buttons seemed a nice touch.
I learned a lot about using the gel mediums- it's not as easy as one might think. And I miss the texture that stitching lends to fiber art. Without it, this looks one dimensional to me. I'll probably try this again, but it will never replace needle and thread.