I like Spring. I like just about everything about Spring. It’s the time of year when we can sleep with windows open, the days are getting longer and warmer. The earth’s growing things burst forth with an abundance of new growth. Most of that growth starts out in a yellow-green color that I call Spring Green.
This luscious shade can be painted with a mixture of lemon yellow and cool blue pigments.
Last spring, I was inspired by a post on Kate Davies’ blog showing a view from her garden shed. The weather was wet. There were big raindrops dripping down the glass. While the view itself was out of focus, it was radiantly colored – mainly in spring green.
It was so inspiring that I tried to capture the color sequence on a piece of cotton with fabric paint.
I think I was successful. After I painted it, the piece languished on my design wall for a year. I was busy with other projects that had overtaken my attention. But with the coming of spring I feel inspired to return to the subject. The painted cloth will become the background of the art quilt. For the foreground, I will focus on seedlings.
This quilt will challenge my technical abilities as I intend to hand embroider the plantlets using wool yarn and/or cotton floss.
Slow Work is in my future.