Monday, November 9, 2009

Art Every Day Month, day 2



Since I started this late, not on November 1st as I should have, I am calling yesterday Day One, so here I am on Day Two. I had a rather busy day and spent a part of it "uncreating" if there is such a thing, but I was putting my garden to bed. It's not my favorite job, but we had a hard freeze a couple of days ago and my remaining potted annuals were looking pretty sad. Today was a glorious day, in the high 60's and sunny, a good day to work outdoors. I just have one big pot of Blue Scaevola left on the front porch that is very tenacious and still looking good. Other than that all my potted plants are gone. It looks so empty without them. I still have perennials in the garden to cut down, maybe tomorrow, which promises to be another warm day before the cold sets in.

My project for today is this little postcard. I had bought some luscious lime green velvet in Portland. It looked like it was double shot and I thought that when I embossed it it would show a turquoise beneath. Not so; I got this bright yellowy green, still pretty I think. I went to my post card folder and the first thing that popped out was this striped batik already fused to the Peltex. I thought it was a good match and added some green pearl nuggets for the finish.

As I was sewing it down I thought that the velvet would really look good with some of the scrumptious silk Dupioni that I have . Perhaps that will be my little project for tomorrow.
I am working on several bigger things, too, but can't show them yet.

10 comments:

Leah said...

This is so sweet, Norma! Love it!

Sue said...

I'm so glad you are doing the daily thing so I can share in your creative world.. .....lovely composition with the different textures.

norma said...

Thanks, Leah and Sue. I think you should do this, too, Sue. It's great for getting your creativity jump started and I KNOW you have a lot of that.

Expressive Hart said...

Your site is gorgeous. Very pretty. One of these days I want to play around with Fiber Arts. So lovely to connect with you.

Susan Reep said...

Norma, I put an answer to your question on my blog but don't know if you will get the notification, so go look at it again. Thanks for the compliments! I like yours also. I'll look forward to future posts.

Vivien said...

I really like this! What a wonderful surprise to see the yellow come through.

Karen L R said...

I'm a sucker for gingko leaves. This is a beauty.

lcroswell said...

I like your embossed ginkgo leaf. The little forays I've made into embossing velvet have been fun and you've done a lovely job with yours. Are those little green pearls beads? They're the perfect color.

my croft said...

the velvet is lovely. talking about closing down the garden reminded me of the time that my grandmother had 'had it' with winter. She went to the five-and-dime store, bought a huge bag of artificial flowers, brought them home and stuck them in the ground. And winter was officially over.

Susie said...

This is gorgeous. I love ginko leaves and what you did with the layout is beautiful.
Do you do postcard swaps? I have a book about quilted postcards that talked of swaps.