Archive for February, 2016

Final Flight II

Posted in General on February 3rd, 2016

A fragile leaf on it’s way from the branch to the ground – one last ballet in the wind – with a friend along for the ride.  I find endless inspiration in trees, whether full of leaves, completely denuded, or the evergreens so prevalent here in Whidbey Island.

Final Flight II - detail with ladybug

This particular work is a 12″ square of fused fabric collage, with an applique created with a hand-cut stencil and copper paint on black fabric.  Several years ago I saw a video with Jane Dunnewold on making stencils out of manila file folders, so decided to give it a try.  I ended up making several of shattered leaves, of which this is the second to make it into a project.  The other is in the “Trees” gallery on my website: