|African Water Lilies|
Lisa-Marie's challenge to search our stashes and create a piece from discarded and unwanted items was a teeny bit un-welcomed and worrisome for me. I was concerned that I wasn't going to create a piece that would be interesting. Surely, if I had discarded something, it wouldn't work now. Wrong.
But a challenge is not to be trifled with! I dug into the piles knowing that the discarded and forgotten "stuff" would be a the bottom of each. And, did I find a lot of treasures! (another woman's trash perhaps)
African Water Lilies: Created with pieces of a hand-dyed/stenciled shirt bought in an outdoor market in Ghana several years ago, already cut and fused linen lilies (tho' I think they originally were daisies), seven red seeds (also from Ghana) that look like ladybugs to me, beaded flower centers, and some vintage abalone buttons.