Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Fast Friday Fabric Challenge: Leaves Dancing on Water
The challenge was to show movement and/or dance. Several years ago, I did a drawing which would have been perfect to enter into this challenge, but I couldn't find it. So, I decided to take some irridescent leaf shaped sequins and some shimmery irridescent sheer and make this little thing. I quilted it with holographic thread which emphasizes the eddies.
I'll try to take a close up and put it in at a later date.
It is a pretty little thing...but I don't consider it one of my better works. Why? Well, it is pretty traditionally Japanese and has been done before. I didn't look at any images, I just did it from my imagination and played with the leaves to get a pleasing balance yet to show movement. At least it is done....save for sewing down the binding which I can't do until my hands start behaving. My fingernails have pretty much de-laminated from the nail bed although it is connected at the bottom. They are sore and numb at the same time. In addition, I have a slight case of lymphedema from the infection I got in the fingernails when they started to separate....and, to add insult to injury, my eyesight is very blurry from the chemo. While I hope that it really works and they keep me on it long enough to wipe it out...I'm going to be every so happy to be off it when they finally figure out when that will be. I had hopes that my next treatment would be my last, but I know that I'm being overly optimistic. As of next Monday, I will have had 18 treatments. I'm keeping my fingers, sore as they may be, crossed.