Sunday, December 30, 2007
OK, I'm starting off with, "sorry for the poor quality photo" ... that phrase is my particular bugaboo!, but ... this top photo is a tiny framed photo (4" x 6") of a lovely meadow in the Smokey Mountains, called Cades Cove. I used to ride my bicycle in this area, and it was beautiful, both visually, and spiritually. (Plus, I was 15 lbs. smaller, and actually had muscles and a flat stomach -- oh dang, it that's another story.)
I used the small photo as inspiration for the landscape collage, in the next photo. We had a class at our Guild, and each brought a bunch of possibly appropriate fabric, fused it to stabilize the edges, cut it up, fused or sewed it down, put a frame around it, and voila! I just love it. My end product is a more reasonable size. (Hey, putting a frame around ANYTHING makes any project look even better!)
Funny thing - the wall is the same wall behind each photo! Look how the colors have changed. I would LOVE to do this again - and encourage any of you to try it out, although it doesn't use much fabric though .... Also, keep it simple.