Thursday, September 22, 2011

Passion flowers III


Here it is, my latest big mixed media piece, 48" x 36" framed in a fantastic custom made frame (made by my husband). This is the third one in the Passion flowers series made with recycled sari silk yarn. The background is burlap painted with layers of acrylic and then embroidered with yarn. I don't even know how many thousands of stitches were involved, and honestly I don't want to know. All I'll remember is the back pain working for hours on this big piece and the pain in my fingers from grasping a sharp leather needle and pushing it through the burlap. But I had to do it, and I'm happy with the results.