Monday, April 13, 2009
Pas de Deux is finally finished... Whew! When Textures Fiber Arts, my local quilt group decided that they were going to participate in an Spring exhibit with the theme "Inspirations of Nature", I immediately knew what photo would be my inspiration: Mike Maples wonderful shot of two Cecropia moths mating on a branch from a tree in his back yard in Tennesee. I began this project almost two months ago hand painting the scene from the photo, then thread painting the moths and parts of the background on the weekends only. Embellishments include various beads and glitter on the wings. I'm pretty proud of the results. Take a look at a detailed shot of the thread painted wing of one of the moths. It's magnifique!
Something to think about....
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up"