Thursday, May 27, 2010

Flower Power Revisited

I have been working all week on my flower garden project.  In an earlier post I described how I used inks to doodle a flower garden.   My 'garden' has become the basis of a piece I call "Flower Power Revisited".  I cut up my garden to make a VW beetle car and some sixties flowers.   Thinking about the whole 'Peace, Love, Freedom, Happiness"  theme I used Shiva paintstiks and made stencils of flowers, peace signs and words.   I had lots of thoughts and questions as I worked.   Where are we at with this today?   Is it all behind us now?  It all seemed so simple back then.  Could the world do with some peace, love and happiness right now?   That is the question in this piece.   It's been fused and painted and now I need to stitch and quilt.  Here are some preliminary photos.   The colours are not totally accurate probably because of light on dark.  Next time I'll focus more carefully.    I'll post the final results once it is completed.

We have been experiencing a heat wave this week in Ontario.  Nothing sums it up like these photos of my masked friend caught sleeping in my tree again on Tuesday.  I often wonder how this poor critter manages not to fall out of the tree - it's about 40 feet up in the air.  BTW, yesterday the temperature was 40 degrees celsius (that's 102 f).  Too hot for this part of the world especially in the month of May.


1 comment:

  1. How neat. I love being able to compare where you began and ended up. My daughter would love this as she wants an old VW so bad.


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