As some of you know, it has been a rough year...but I'm making it through (thanks to much support and love from so many).
As I start to catch up on orders and quilting for customers, I have also found a few moments to get some time to play in my studio again.
One piece that I've been working on is this owl. It started as a sketch on fabric using inktense pencils. I followed that with some thread painting to add some texture.
Next I auditioned it on this little woven background that I created a while back that reminded me of a tree.
I still felt that my owl was wanting something, so I got out some roving and played with couching some of the fibers into the mix. Ahhh...just what he was wanting!
I don't often frame my textile pieces, but this one seemed to want to be in something sturdier than its full fabric form...so I found this little barn wood frame in which my owl can live.
It was fun to see his progress and watch his personality change as the different layers were added...and I am super grateful for time spend creating again. Here's to some more playtime in the near future!