15 February 2008
Wildflowers in Winter: Week 5
Looking down through the rest of the topics for Wildflowers in Winter, it looks like this may well be my last post. For sure we won't have any wildflowers outdoors before the end of the project; I don't have contact with any kids to speak of (my son is grown and thankfully there won't be any grandchildren any time soon!) and as for art...well, we'll see. Of course, I'll get to visit all who do their own posts, which is just as satisfying.
This week was a challenge because looking around the house, I noticed a dearth of wildflower stitchery. I don't do needlework--it's been years since I cross-stitched anything--and I don't seem to buy any. Or so I thought. Then I looked closer.
This clever card incorporates fabric, paint, glitter and sequins to create one of my favourite plants (no surprise, it's a blue Meconopsis!)
And this little darling incorporates two of my favourite things; cats and flowers! Handstitched by an artist in St. Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick, I had to have him when he looked at me.
Some of you will have seen this before; my huge leather sunflowers, also made by a local artist. Aren't they terrific? I move this wall sculpture around the house on a regular basis, because every time I look at it, I smile. And that's always a good thing, as we all know.
I have a LOT of silk scarves of various patterns, but they are either abstract in design or feature cats, blueberries, whales and porpoises, or, most intriguingly, a jellyfish! But then I realized I had this silk painting done by well-known artist Holly Carr, who lives here in Canning. I would love to have a larger piece than this 'Poppy Angel', and maybe one day I will.I bought this at an auction put on by a local group raising funds for solar lighting systems for schools in Uganda, so it was a beneficial thing all the way around.
Whew...two posts in one evening!? Now I get to read and catch up with what everyone else is up to! Happy blogging!
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