Saturday, March 26, 2011

March - Sunshine

When we got our word for the month, sunshine and the coming spring became intertwined in my mind.  Here in Virginia, yellow crocuses and daffodils are the first to appear, but I've seen them blooming in the snow.   The bright yellow blooms of the forsythia are one of the true signs that winter is about done. This year they appear to have lied though, since we're expecting snow this weekend.

The branches and blossoms on this piece were taken from my own photos and from life, and drawn with various watercolor pencils and crayons and then quilted.

Since I found last month that I don't much like writing directly on the background, this time I placed my haiku on a scrap of rice paper. Then I quilted that and the background with monofilament thread.  The quilting design is meant to illustrate spring breezes.

yellow as sunshine
bright forsythia blossoms
proclaim winter's end


Cherie in Del Mar said...

This is really lovely Martha! Your blossoms are so well executed they look real. Wonderful haiku as well. Worth waiting for :-)

Michele said...

I love this - it really captures the feeling I get when the forsythia explode in spring.

Becky said...

I agree with Cherie and Michele! I think it is wonderful!