Saturday, December 19, 2009

What It Kind of Looks Like Outside Right Now

Winter White full 

Winter White, 2009  Patchwork with upholstery fabric and commercial cottons, crocheted applique

Winter White Det full

Detail of the patchwork and crochet.

Winter has a lot more color in the landscape than it initially appears.  The flash of red cardinals, the remainder of green moss, the rich textures of all of the trees that line the hills that surround my home.  Add a misty layer of a snowfall and you have the perfect composition.

If one has the pleasure of being snowed in with no place to go, it is fun to recreate the landscape in fabric.  Just make sure the power and heat stay on!


Megan Noel said...

gorgeous! i love the colors and mixed media.

Sonja said...

That's awesome. I love the different shades of color, both in the water tower and in the background. Also love the two different texture and the organized randomness ;)

Geraldine said...

how wonderful to include crochet! i really like it.

Sue Reno said...

This is a fantastic piece, I love the textures and the subtle color shifts. And yes, it looks like this outside at my house right now, too.

Jennifer said...

Ooooh I really like that.

(here via Havi's blog)

Andrea Stern said...

thank you everyone! I had fun making the piece, though sewing through the heavy upholstery fabric did get to be a chore, it was definitely worth it in the end. :)