Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January Beginnings



As still bare branches
Cast purple shadows--silence
Breaks when crows caw life.








On the first morning of the challenge I sat by my dining room window watching the morning rise. Winter gray skies and a certain stillness kept me enraptured until the cawing of crows signaled the beginning of a new day.

I used painted and stitched paper-cloth to construct this piece.

8 comments:

elljay said...

Kimberly, The haiku and your piece complement each other so well.

acarolegrant said...

I really like this piece Kimberly.. isn't paper-cloth just so much fun! I like the abstracted crows.. it fits your Haiku perfectly.

Kimberly said...

Thanks Elljay and Carole! I started making paper-cloth in the summer and have been transformed by it. It's really fascinating to work with. I'm still playing with it to discover new possibilities.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Great piece, very nice serene colors. Good job on this challenge.

Cherie in Del Mar said...

I love this Kimberly. Is the background painted as one piece, or are the mountains a seperate piece?
Cherie

Lynn K. said...

I love the organic shapes and colors of this. Your haiku is lovely, and your abstract expression of it really compliments your words. I have done a small amount of paper cloth; your work makes me want to do more! thanks.

Kimberly said...

Hi Cherie, The mountains are a piece of somewhat distressed tissue paper that I applied to the background using gel medium.

Martha Dennis said...

This truly looks like winter to me, Kimberly - those bare trees, your color choices, and those irritating old crows. Or maybe your crows aren't as irritating as mine?