Sunday, February 22, 2015

Butterflies and flowers

This butterfly is my attempt to warm all of you who are suffering in the cold. I dyed both the yellow silk and the cotton background. The black is commercial fabric. Dyeing fabric is my latest addition to the art projects that interest me.

Here is a close-up which shows that I added a few beads in the background. Yes, I machine quilted each section of the butterfly. Don't you love the color variations between the pictures (ugh!). Anyway, I hope that you get the idea. The piece is 24" x 18".

A friend gave me some daffodils as she thought that I would like to draw them. That seemed like a good suggestion! This drawing was done with Micron pen and Inktense pencils.

Really, I've done lots of different pieces and practice motivated by Danny Gregory's Bootkamp. Just haven't gotten around to posting items.


Shirley said...

The butterfly is gorgeous! How did you do the black fabric?

Cathy Holtom said...

You have so many talents, beautiful work!

A.M.Jacob said...

They are both very beautiful. I really love the quilt.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sandra,
Yes Yes Yes...These great works show us just how close we are to Spring :-)

Alex said...

Love that butterfly! Beautiful daffodils too :)