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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Spring Garden"

This spring has brought a riot of color to our yard.  It seems that nature determined to give us a spring in which everything bloomed at the same time.  It is almost difficult to keep track of each new bloom as I walk out the door every morning.

Of course, I had to put this into loop-pile embroidery form.  The colors of the azalea, rhododendron, columbine, irises, roses, dahlias, lupine have all become part of this mix-up of spring color.
Working on this piece is not only a study in color but in loop heights.  I went as high in some places as level 5.  What fun this was - to transfer what I was seeing outside to something tangible inside.
"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night". ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

3 comments:

  1. Changing the loop heights is very effective. It is so interesting watching you explore this technique.

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  2. Your punchneedle work is so beautiful. You've really caught the wonder of spring in this one.

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  3. Penny, this piece really captures the colors and textures of spring. The additional loop heights are the finishing touch, and the button looks like it was literally planted there. I love it!

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