Tuesday, August 4, 2009

month finished

I can't remember if I had posted the picture of March but here she is again just in case.
This is my July piece which I stitched while on holiday with my mum in Tauranga. We sat each morning on the deck overlooking orchards towards the bay and pacific ocean. It was wonderful.
This couple are the juxtaposition of the sea and earth on the landscape. The little lady is waiting for a face but I am thinking the earthman also needs a face. I shall see what happens this weekend when I do some more stitching on them.
The background was constructed with threads laid and chiffons in the colours of the earth and sky. I know the blue is the bay with the white of the sand and the green of the orchards. I tried this several ways but this was how it kept telling me to sew my people on.
Diane

3 comments:

Robin said...

I am so looking forward to seeing all of "your people" together when you finish the year.... They are fascinating... I can't quite tell if all of them are you (in some way or other) or if they are more like community of significant beings. I'd really like to hear more about what they represent to you.

pam T said...

this is lovely! I love how you put sea and earth together. Your holiday sounds like it was so beautiful. I think they both need faces, "fun and happy" for the sea, and "serious and contemplative" for the earth. that's how I imagine sea and earth, anyway. great job!

Plays with Needles said...

Your pieces have real energy and life to them. I have enjoyed them very much.