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