Out of the Darkness and into the Night
I am doing a 'sum up' blog - starting at the beginning and ending with finished image and some fo the details.
first - the grid and the starry sky(this is a detail)
Then the first lot of rocks - but it felt flat and background-ish.
I put in more and larger rocks in the foreground, and appliquéd silver lame shells around the cooler edges of the midden.
I quilted in other rocks and shells on outer edges. The moon felt too small and the red grid could have been desert - and I wanted it to feel a bit like water.
Desperately needed gold lame turned up and I stitched more shells into the hot centre. It was improving and things were warming up.
I really liked the metallic quality of the lame shells on the hot areas.
I enlarged the moon, stitched a moonpath into the water, and beaded the sky and parts of the sea. I bound it with a narrow deep blue binding only a shade lighter than the background heavy silk.
I think it is finished.
Happy birthday Karmen