Wednesday, July 20, 2016

stitching snow



 making a little progress in my book, but ideas are swirling around in my head like a veritable blizzard and i'm running from one to the other, starting many, finishing only this so far...


 i don't mind though because i love this best 

paper, machine stitch, torn edges and appliqued circles in paper and silk


i considered adding hand-stitching to some of the open areas but in the end i decided to leave them plain; a nod to the unbroken swaths of snow found in the open spaces of a winter's landscape


 the thin edge of the upper right is unbelievably fragile so i have tacked this all the way around... unable to lift it to reveal the scene that lies beneath, as a child reading a story, you will have to imagine the rest for yourself...


and pale and faded as the page itself, i've added these little ghost trees to the inside of the back cover

it wasn't planned, doodling one in order to test a pen, i couldn't resist and so filled the page

i think it will be a good ending...

and it's just like me to turn to the back of the book first

9 comments:

Rachel said...

It looks intriguing and atmospheric.

Marj Talbot said...

love the ghost trees - ideal..

gracie said...

Love it, just love it.

Celestina Marie said...

Just beautiful my talented friend. You are having way too much fun!! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend ahead. xo

Christine B said...

Progress may be slow but what you have created so far is unbelievably beautiful. You have captured and acknowledged the fragility of snow and given credit to a child's imagination by covering up the illustration, whether intentionally from the outset or not, leaving small glimpses as clues from which to grow the story in a child's mind. Stunning and thoughtful work.

Createology said...

Jillayne Dear I do not know where I have been or what I have been doing...except missing your post of amazing Creative Bliss! I have never seen or heard of this process you are creating in a book. I am entranced by your ability to see what is not there and create magical bits of drawing annd Stitchery to finish the page. You are the most creative person I have ever met. You take ordinary bits and bobs and you create the most beautiful Works of HeArt. The tiniest detail and it totally transforms the end result. You, my friend, are creating heirloom treasures that will make future generations ponder how you were able to make magic. I shall be following your every prick of needle and thread into paper. Embracing Creative Bliss...

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You may feel this is taking a long time, but taking the time to listen to what the book wants you to do is definitely worthwhile. This page is inspired and ever so perfect to reference the snow in the book. And...there's nothing wrong with working back to front!

Dorthe said...

This is so delicate and adorable, dear Gillayne. I love your snow-balls and the beauty of your stitching , with the brown trees revealed underneath . Such a most beautiful snow landscape , and so inspirational .
Hugs to you dear friend

FredaB said...

Jillayne I am so happy you decided to change books. This one is you.
This page is absolutely gorgeous. Just takes my breath away. I look forward to each entry by you.

Hugs
Freda