I hope everyone's had a great summer!
I've been working on some mixed-media pieces lately, and one of
the things that recently inspired me again, is this dragonfly.
Isn't she pretty?
My new neighbor, Camille has only known me for a short time, but she
knew me enough to know that when she found this poor little dragonfly
in her garage, that I might appreciate it too. I'd say she was right!
I'm not sure I can work the dragonfly into one of my mixed-media pieces
without damaging it, so I might just continue to photograph it as a
botanical piece...this is a start.
So, after the dragonfly, I started
to get out the paint, paper and my pressed flowers and leaves again.
My desk continues to be a mess.
I picked out a fern leaf from our garden,
and some hydrangea petals I pressed last year for this piece.
My sewing machine has been calling to me too, so I added machine
stitching on the sides. (above)
There's just something so relaxing about sewing with a needle and thread.
I find embroidery relaxes me.
I keep pieces of my thread crochet to use in mixed-media art.
Here's the dragonfly that ended up on this piece.
I love when I get a boost of inspiration for art.
I'm grateful for all the things in nature that inspires me to create.
When that inspiration happens because of a friend and a thoughtful gesture,
it's even better.