recently while in flickr i was inspired by another.realm's work with textures using threads and other bits and that is what i played around with today. i started out with a felt base and added some soft variegated yarns and then machine embroidered them randomly together.
after that i added beads and other findings as well as some hand embroidery. all of this done with not much attention paid to anything but enjoying "the moment" . . .
i ended up with this fabric postcard that is almost completed. i'm not exactly sure how i'll finish the edges but i can think about that tomorrow.
if you want to look at the work/image closer you can click on it to enlarge. it was a very relaxing choice of projects to work on and just what i needed today.
i've been pretty busy for the last few days with late summer gardening and an out of town visitor (a very good friend) whom i don't get to see nearly often enough. although i missed blogworld, i have to say that these are the things that a happy summer is made of.
a few days ago i was playing around with macro and depth of focus using a fancy silver spoon. i thought that the results were pretty to look at and hope that you think so too.
also on my camera when i downloaded it was a few shots of a coleus leaf with the morning sun shining through it. wonderful textures and colors and a bit of a glow . . . all framed up with a leaf from the begonia plant.