rummaging for something to work on this morning whilst i had a few extra minutes, i came upon my snippety bit daffodil embroidery transfer piece from a few posts ago
gathering together the fabrics and thread, i spied my new art journal book propped against a table leg
bought a few weeks back, today seemed like a good day to begin
this book will sit open on my worktable all the time
and a smaller version will travel with me on holidays, the pages removed and placed in the main one upon returning home
ideas, it seems, are not bound by geography, and come to me all along the way...
below is a badly focused view of the latest flower
the pieces are tiny, and they dance and jump and twirl about as i try to sew them down
i filled in this second flower, working from top to bottom, as with the first
they're like "floral scales"
this was exactly as far as i got before i began to wonder how the snippets would look in larger pieces, how one might define petals more
so, i did what i intended to do all along
i set my embroidery to the side and began cutting larger snippety-bits, and played
a little bit of double-sided tape and they were stuck down in no time, notes added
now i won't forget...
pondering how to approach the largest flower, i knew i didn't want to use snippets - i was thinking i would like it to be more open, with just a suggestion of colour, keeping the transfer lines visible
referencing back to the source
i've laid in a few, and added stems
tonight i'll add white bullion knots to the rope, keeping them within the white space
allowing the transfer lines to show yet again
thinking about the flower centre...
i'm thinking this might be a narcissus?
not much on which flower is which... but i was wishing these were daffodils
all afternoon "daffy down dilly" has been running through my noggin
and of course, one of my favourites by wm. wordsworth,