Saturday, January 8, 2011

START

Seeds beneath the earth
Awaiting the warmth of spring
Soon will sprout and grow
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As I thought about the word "beginnings," I thought of new growth in the spring.
The word "start" didn't come to me until I'd nearly finished the piece and decided it needed something on the left side, so I added a few alphabet beads:
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My primary goal for the fiber pieces that go with the haiku for this group is to try new things. I also don't want to obsess about finding the "perfect" bit of material - so the earth is a piece of upholstery material (which DID work out perfectly!), the sky is a scrap of flannel, and the pieces of the plant are assorted odd leftover pieces.
I'd never done anything remotely resembling threadpainting, but it worked really well for the root hairs. I'm not so happy about the leaves; I like the 3-D aspect, but the rough edges still bother me some.

6 comments:

elljay said...

Amazing idea and the way you portrayed it.

orkaloca said...

I also use the challenges to try new things. :)
I like your work, most of all I like the 3D leaves and the little root hairs. They seems so real.

acarolegrant said...

This is a very good Michelle... love the 3D and 'hairy' roots...

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Great job!

Cherie in Del Mar said...

Such a darling little sprout :-) Nice haiku as well
Cherie

Lynn K. said...

I really like this! That upholstery fabric is perfect, as are your root hairs. The simplicity is arresting - nice job.