It seems that I have done quite a few projects with trees as the subject, going back a few years now. I’m not sure if that indicates a tree theme or if I’m actually working in a series about trees in different aspects or if I really lack the imagination to depict anything else! I’m not going to agonize over it or go into a long philosophical discussion about it…that’s not me! What I’m going to do is just continue making the work and give it a “label” if there comes a point when it’s required. But the question does float through my mind now and then…
So, back to the latest tree project. Several photos follow and I would love your opinions. Remember, I’m trying to decide how best to integrate/separate dainty tree shapes and more amorphous background tree shapes.
What do you think? I’m also now considering some suggestions I got-use it as I pictured it in the original or don’t even add the additional tree figures. That way the conflict disappears!
In the meantime, my whacky group met again to learn a new hexagon folding method. Here’s what I made (green), along with an example from Mary, our instructor for the method. It’s so easy I didn’t even mind doing hand work, but machine finishing is also possible, so I’m ready to experiment some more.
And I don’t hang on to things and spread them out over several posts. I put it all out there at once, because I’m usually working on several things at once. These fabrics are selected for one more example of a “pattern” I’m going to have in a magazine article.
As you may know, my “patterns” are not really matchy-matchy specific, but rather a set of directions for a design process. I need to get at this now, so I can get it done and all sent in.
There you have it–all the stuff I’m working on, as well as a little knitting in the evenings in front of the TV. If I don’t end up posting for a few days, you can make a guess as to why! But once again, the joy of retirement is that I have the time to spend on all of this…I’m so happy!