Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dusk (unless you can suggest something better)

This just goes to show you the benefits of being a specialist on stash building. Some might characterize it as hoarding...but it's not. I share my stash and I use my stash. It's just that it takes a lot of building.

Case in point: Dusk {okay, I'm not in love with the title but it will do until someone suggests a better}. It is roughly 19" x 22". The background is a piece that I dispersed some time ago and have been hoping that it would inspire something. The larger gold piece and the silver piece are small bits from silk kimono. Then there's the totally commercial piece. I have painted the birds using acrylic textile paint and a Japanese katagami stencil that I purchased on my last trip. I also added five small, smooth stones from the shore.

I like the whole thing...largely because it satisfied the "picture in my head".

Any suggestions? Always welcomed.

Now that I'm looking at it on blogger I'm thinking about continuing the hand circle stitching over the whole and "under" the birds and trees. Whatcha think?


  1. Wonderful use of discharged fabric, Diane!

  2. It's wonderful, Diane.....I see a open window......a window to dusk........dusk within......dusk without......or maybe I'm reading it wrong :) I like the image, regardless.

  3. Ah, Diane, come and figure out what to do with my stash. This is beautiful!

  4. This is so beautiful and atmospheric. I just love it.
    As for the stitching, I can definitely see more of it, but maybe not the whole piece. And then I also had a vision of these stitches (which seem very liquid to me) pouring down the right side, to puddle in concentric circles at the bottom, like a reflecting pool. Just a thought....

  5. This brings such peace to my spirit, Diane -- how tranquil and lovely. You have a real gift for bringing your visions to life.


  6. I like the idea of adding more circles.

  7. I like the idea of more circles too! A beautiful piece of art.


  8. Nice work - really shows how "less is more", you've done a lot with just a few pieces, artfully combined. As for a title, it looks African to me, Serengeti Sunset?