Monday, July 2, 2012

Revisiting Once in a Blue Moon

It's hard to believe that I created this piece in 2009 and while I was happy with it, it never felt (no pun intended) complete. I hung it for a while in my guest room thinking it would help by getting it out which happened until I decided to paint the room. Out of sight, out of mind. As I have said in the past, I am not subscribing or purchasing many magazines anymore. However, when my friend Vivian Aumond-Capone got a postcard in Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine (May/June issue, page 88 if you're interested), I decided to support her and the magazine by purchasing a copy. That is when I say the Reader Challenge "Felted Wonders" and after some delightful emails with Barbara Delaney to see if my piece qualified (it does!), out the piece came. I shared it again with my friend Barbara Wester who said that I needed to add more beads to make it look more like moonlight. This got me going. As you can see I added lots of beads and not just to the sky. I also added lots and lots of French knots to create even more texture. I'm sticking a fork into it and calling it done! I have not idea if it will make the cut for the challenge. It doesn't really matter to me. I will always be thankful for the jump start it gave so I actually finished this piece.  It has also inspired me to get some other pieces out and revisit them.

1 comment:

  1. Glad I could get you into something you might not have done... Fair game! I love the detail , and the beads/ buttons finish it off beautifully...
    I get myself into enough "stuff", will stay away from felting,, no space on any counter top anymore. Let us know if you get in..

    watch for C & T ads... I sent them a sample ( Fabric Postcard Pillow, am hoping they use it. They never tell the Maker... So here is hoping, will have to keep my eyes on ads!


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