I'm not sure I like these little pictures. At least not today. I made a collage as I imagined my thoughts being covered in another layer of winter. Yes it is snowing once again.
I suppose, yes, this is now a Winter Basket . Now a cloth for A Reason. And this one could easily become very large.
As I go through the old blog, I will be adding to the Methods Index, finding a lot of stray ways...
This is a fabulous collage. I kept looking at it to see if it was a photo? If the fabric was sheer!
it’s great if it makes you look closer…!
I love the overlay. In my mind the snow scene is an overlay of the life cycle below it. So keep a look out for the Snowdrops…they are waiting below…not too long, now! Peace.
yes, so true, deep winter is so much a layer…waiting patiently
We had snow like dandruff today. Love the way the blue and white in the snow work to create pattern in the layered image. The small photos are like the words with pop-up boxes, I just make them bigger. 🙂
It was a nice melt.
I’m just in a mood.
a basket full of Sky
That’s a lot of snow.
Oh my, love the cloth and the “snowy” image if it also!
it’s been hanging around here, I thought for no reason but hey, patience, right?
You have made a snow basket, we got a basket full of snow 🙂 (a bit of winter at last)
a bit would be nice, this is becoming ridiculous
the layered image is stunning!
I used to be afraid to draw on cloth. You’ve given me permission. Thank you for that! I think I jinxed us by saying we don’t really have winter anymore.
I have often felt it to be too mixed media if it end up showing and isn’t just a guide for thread, but now I think maybe it could be ok depending on how integrated it becomes.
yeah, winter, thanks a lot!
Prior to finding your blog, I was very hoop dependent and frequently disappointed by how the overall design was often distorted after removing the hoop. Inspired by your tutorials, I’ve retired my hoops and have come a long way in being relaxed in my methods of piecing and stitching. I enjoy it all more now and have less disappointments because I can see it “as is” while I stitch.
Yes I enjoy the nature of the cloth more as part of the process…
brings a timepiece to my mind…
yes, and some internal clock!
It’s bitterly cold here. Much more like the winters I remember as a kid. I’m keeping the ducks inside – with some of the cats – for nearly 2 weeks as everything is frozen so no water for them to play in anyway. It’s been below freezing for several days now and single digit temps are coming soon. I’m annoyed with the outdoor cats because I built them a shelter with a heating element and they are letting a troublemaker neighborhood cat take up residence in it.
Anyway I love the piece. It feels like it holds a beautiful world. Stay warm.
it’s so cold in so many places. Many little creatures are sheltering in my round woodpiles, they are call wood houses in Norway I think. Yes, the basket is such a good circular symbol for holding.
Snow scenes work so well for photo layering. I love snow, the more the better! Found a new word recently: subnivean (below the snow).
yes, because of the white areas. yes, subnivean ,that place is a shelter of sorts for the small ones.
ahhhh… those b&w dancing waves blending into the dyed drawing… whisks me away! a spiraling merry-go-round… something about the layers of ways to create feels “true”. x
gee gosh, merry-g-round has me considering.
that photo layered image is so beautiful! like gossamer. I’m always inspired by your thoughts and the fabric you produce. Just so incredible…
I have in the past, layered sheer cloth over another. Today it is just a thought.
love that collage! it’s perfect! We are supposed to get some sort of snow/mixed thurs through mond but I’m sure it won’t amount to much. The camillias bloomed and have turned brown from the weather being so unsettled (60 degrees then snow) and all the daffodils are sending up green. Feb is for snow then comes March. I can wait! I’ve really missed snow.
it’s been years since there has been this much snow, I remember it from my childhood, but then again everything seemed bigger then.
Listening to you on a lonely ferry boat, loving the idea of being able to find yourself anywhere… of course it’s true, but hadn’t thought it words before. 💙
yeah, like right? here we are…
Very seldom does it snow here, and when it does it paralyzes the state. I’ve enjoyed seeing your pictures of snow and the deer. I had no idea they would eat the azalea bushes! The snow pic overlay is like a birthing of ideas from being covered in winter.
It feels very “womb” to me.
Love the bottom photo which adds a whole new perspective
cloth is like a world…
I’m intrigued by the waves along the outer rim of the circles … trying to suss out whether they are drawn on or discharged out or both … but yes to another layer … and how that might go
they were drawn as usual for stitching guides but I did shade them a bit by smudging them with indigo dye and Inktense pencil… I should try to do a video. Once it warms up around here…. I am experimenting more with “drawing” with dye…
I”d love to learn about “drawing” with dye and use of intense pencil.
ok then! I make a note….
Me too! I have some intense pencils but haven’t used them much and never with indigo – intriguing thought!
Looks lovely over the snow! I don’t know how you layer photos over another … I’m not that computer savvy!
most photo software has a layering option. but it takes a bit of practice… sometimes, actually for me, mostly, the good ones are an accident. 😎
Hope the snow does yield some magic!
many creatures are dreaming
I’m dreaming of Spring! ha