The Embers Cooled

I found out about an art show at the last minute. I don’t usually like to work quickly on a piece. My style is to contemplate and observe the art work over time making adjustments.

It seemed like it would be fun to challenge myself to complete this 12×12″ fiber piece in three days. The other challenge I decided upon was that I would use as many re-purposed fabrics and embellishments as possible. In this case I used Middle Eastern and African fabrics, vintage buttons and vintage costume jewelry all given to me by friends.

I stitched the pieces together using raw-edge applique. I used a stick dipped in acrylic ink to draw the branch and painted in the leaves with setacolor. I drew more nature items using the sewing machine. Hand embroidery, beads and buttons were added for embellishment. I used marker to add text. My oiginal poem says:

The birds communicate
with me in the early
morning blush.

A welcome song returning
years after the
embers cooled.

I made the deadline!


~ by fiberverse on July 7, 2009.

3 Responses to “The Embers Cooled”

  1. I love that term, re-purposed. The 12 x 12 looks wonderful – and love your blog site.

  2. The ember’s cooled captures the feeling of the descriptive theme very nice!

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