|The Scarlet Tread - the tread that connects us...|
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this piece...
I feel this piece is a patchwork of paint and ephemera as much as a patchwork of influence and gifts from fellow artists.. the lessons from Misty through the years, her gifts of ephemera.
The beautiful butterfly washi tape from Renee Plains from a gift I received from her this week.
It feel this is a collaboration - bits taken from here and inspiration from there.
I'm soooo grateful for the wonderful online community that I have had the privilege of being part of for the past few years. And I think this piece is a real representative of that.
That feels like her story!
I chose quite a biggish canvas to play on... so I had lots of spaces, as you can see.
But I knew when I started to add the paint I would feel better about that.
And I did.
But I felt like it was missing something. The arms felt flat and so did the background.
Playing with ephemera, I added some more birds. I worked on the arms and made the dress darker.
But still I felt it was missing something....
I always put my pieces up in front of me and I study them and wait for ideas to come.
I fell asleep by the fireplace and when I woke up I knew how to finish her....
With a scarlet thread... ♥♥♥