Apr 9, 2015

Today's Post Is All Black & White ;)

This was fun ! I think I will do more of this work ;)
I was very excited when I started my zentangled (computer always correcting this word !) rose and couldn't stop myself from finishing it ! 
Now it is drying. 
I also completed the construction of the canvases of my commissioned piece and my abandoned silo piece ;)  It's so nice to be in the groove again ;)


Not every zentangle pattern translates into stitches ... so 3 of the petals are black organza ... the empty 'flopped over' petal pieces will be the colour of the background that I choose to stitch Zentangle Rose to.
I have already painted a warm pinky gray fabric for the background but have left the option of a white background, open. It will depend on what contrast I like better when it comes to stitching it all down.
... water-soluble rinsed off and rose blocked while it dries (and drips ;) ... it is pinned to a 12" sq. piece of styrofoam and wrapped around a bit ... will be on an 18"x18" stretcher frame when finished.

I hope that Spring is well under way where you are ... still cold, and now rainy, here, but on Easter Sunday we awoke to another of Mother Nature's whims !! Luckily it was all gone 'cause yesterday ... freezing rain !! 
It didn't last too long and now it's just mean old cold & wet :(





25 comments:

  1. I can just imagine how wonderful your rose will look with the your hand painted fabric behind it I can't wait to see it! Don't let that birthday stuff get you down, soon teh weather will improve and with it a change in attitude and hopefully health. I know that this time of year can really get me down, I'm so over the cold and dreary days.

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    1. Even if I do say so myself, this rose looks wonderful and I,too, can hardly wait to see it finished ;0
      I am over the birthday stuff and just want a warm, sunny day to soak up ! Thank you for visiting, Patricia ;)

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  2. You definitely are an accomplished thread painter. lovely mean, yes, the weather is now quite spiteful.

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    1. Awww, thanks Elle. Spiteful is just the right word for the weather right now !

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  3. Your rose is absolutely stunning. And the black organza plays beautifully with the stitch. It will all be lovely against your painted background fabric. Beautiful work. And your pics, albeit of winter, are lovely but I imagine you are pining away for spring. May it come soon for you!!

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    1. Thank you Marny ... I was at a loss as to how to do polka dots in this places ;0, but the black organza adds an elegance, I think.
      Yeah, those pics ... thought I'd already taken a quota for this winter !!! We have had snow in May on occasion so, I'm not putting all my eggs in one basket !

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  4. Oh my goodness, Sharron, that is MAGIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOWZER YUMSHY NUMS!!!!!

    And i can't believe we have tulips and delphiniums up before my old hometown does!

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    1. Arlen, I am so glad you like !!!!!
      All I can say is that my lilac bush appears to know something we don't ;) Sh'e budding madly !

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  5. You have taken zentangle to another level! Fabulous!

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  6. What a gorgeous rose!
    I hope the warm temps come your way this weekend.
    Enjoy...

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  7. Thank you Dixie ! I saw that tornadoes had ripped through Illinois yesterday ... and that storm system is heading our way ... not holding out much hope for a spring-like weekend ... tho' the sun is trying to break thru the clouds right now :0 !!! ... oops, gone again !

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  8. Thanks for your comment. Lovely black and white work. We have some beautiful Spring sunshine at the moment,so I hope it soon comes your way and finds you well.

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  9. You are welcome Jackie. I have been trying to catch up with people that I follow. Thank you, and yes, we have sunshine this afternoon and we are supposed have much warmer temps this week ;) Yaaay !

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    1. Thank you very much Helen ... so glad to have you visit ;)

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  11. This is looking REally great,mSharron! Well done.

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  12. Thank you Carolyn ... great to have you visit ;)

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  13. Oh this is so seriously fabulous!!! What a delight.

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  14. Love the compliment ... lovely to have you visit ;)

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  15. Something completely new to me. I have never heard of this before. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece. So you trim off all the stabilizer pieces?

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    1. Hi Lori ! When the stabilizer is in the hoop, I try to use the extra up, in the corners, by stitching garlands of leaves, or trees or flowers ... then I plunk everything into a bath of warm water and wait for the stabilizer to dissolve. Don't quote me, but the stabilizers are a form of starch ... so whatever you make can be stiff 'ish or free of stabilizer, depending on how much you rinse the work ;) Thanks for asking !

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  16. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous. Hope you are seeing roses blooming outside soon too. :)

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  17. Sorry that I missed you Kath ... Been busy with 3 projects. Thanks for the compliment ;) !

    Weather is wonderful ... Today ... Am holding my breath ! But crocus, Scilla, daffodils & tulips coming and going. Last Thurs. we had major snow ! 'only in Canada can you get a sunburn one day and frostbite the next '. Lol !

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