First, I cut out and collaged together the rose branch and roses (and felt vindicated - it was worth it to re-print the roses 3 times to get the marbling and ink colors juuuuuust right - thumb up!)
Then, I started sewing together the pieces then sewing them down to the ground of the pseudo-tapestry.
This is a good example of sewing the parts of the plant and any rocks and/or animals touching it together.
Then the whole thing gets glued, ironed, and sewn down to the ground.
I've started gathering and positioning the pieces on the second horizontal band, and, of course, I decided it needed just a little something.
First, I carved this adorable little frog (and then re-printed it on slightly "less cyan-y" paper when the color didn't work out the first go round (doh.))
I did end up using the frog, but it wasn't quite right for the spot I was thinking...
Then, I thought of one of my favorites - Martin Schongauer's The Flight into Egypt, and it's awesome lizards. I suspect Durer liked the lizard too - to me, the lizard in his Knight, the Devil and Death, 1513 looks similar.
|Martin Schongauer, The Flight into Egypt, 1470-90|
|Albrecht Durer, Knight, Death and the Devil, 1513|
For comparison, with the Durer flipped
(since copying from a print onto a plate
would result in a mirror image)
Schongauer top, Durer below
|So I made a tiny lizard in tribute :)|
Because so much time this week went to focusing on the miniature (tiny stitching, tiny blocks), Honey and I went on an adventure to see something big - her first trip to High Falls! She really seemed to enjoy it (look at that happy face!)
And in para-art news, I think the garden might be at maximum bloom:
And! Last, but never least, I had excellent feline assistance (not one, but two kitties on the press bed - Eep!)