Wednesday, May 11, 2011

(paint+paper)=(thread+fabric)

this was the watercolor I did a few weeks ago:


which I then transferred to fabric:


and now I've stitched it:


I used embroidery floss in several different colors


and edged it all around with teabag papers



I think I like it

:)

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I also just realized that it's a summation of lots of peace work ...

the walk in the woods with my camera
+
taking the time in a hectic week to sit down and paint something
+
doing the "slow sew"

and, oh yeah,
the teabag papers came from lots of taking time for tea

29 comments:

khess136 said...

KImmie, this is SO beautiful! Having worked in fiber art I appreciate the time this piece represents...stunning!
xo
Karen

sharon said...

Every stage of this is a work of art in itself, and each one so beautiful! I love them all!

Gayle said...

I think I like it too..........very much !! Its beautiful and I love the "processes" and I love the final textures. Very creative , very beautiful. xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I'm sure I like it! It's very peaceful and serene. Patsy from
HeARTworks

T's Daily Treasures said...

Love, love, love! So many different mediums and textures and details. Fantastic! I wish I could do the slow sew! I wish I could paint. Wonderful and inspiring! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is so beautiful x

lyle baxter said...

The original was very nice the finished product great! its good you have the patience! thank you for showing us!

Healing Woman said...

Your embroidery work is inspiring. The piece is so neat and a work of perfection.

Robin said...

It's a beautiful piece Kimmie!

Hugs,
Robin

Bee said...

It's beautiful!

Terri Kahrs said...

"Peace Work"!!! LoVe IT!!! This stunning piece is truly gallery worthy, Kimmie. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lynn said...

You are such an inspiration to me! I LOVE each and every hand stitch on this piece. YOu have such a style making this whole painting come alive with thread and fabric and paper.........amazingly wonderful in all ways!!!!! WOW!!! I LOVE YOUR WORK.

Yvonne said...

The textures, the colors, the theme, all of it make it a very lovely and beautiful piece of fiber art. Great work Kimmie, as always.

teresaS said...

Kimmie this is fabulous. I just love the tea papers. I have got to start saving them! We have tea every night and I never realized what a treasure I was throwing away!! Your stitches are so even around the edge...just beautiful!

sukipoet said...

such a beautiful quilt. i am so surprised that the tea bags are sturdy enough to sew.

Art at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School said...

Beautiful art work.
I love your choice of colors

Becca said...

Oh my gosh Kimmie! This piece is so lovely! I would love to try something like that. I never thought about using tea bags, how do you do that? Once the used tea bag is dry, isn't it too fragile? Stunning piece!

Gabriela said...

Beautiful work!!

ELK said...

oh goodness ... you have done it again ..simply beautiful~

Gayle Pritchard said...

I love this, the imagery, the inspiration, and the process. Thanks for sharing.

Halle said...

The finished product in fantastic than I'd imagined it could be way back when you showed the transfer and talked about stitching on it.

S. Etole said...

This is beautiful through every stage.

ale said...

hola kimmie!!!!!!! l love evry process of your work!!the stiches are the stars of your paints!!!besos enormes!!!!!!

rebecca said...

so much beauty.
your hands are a testimony to the alchemy of transformation.
it is as if each process represents an entire season....harnessing the secrets of all, your work is the embodiment of life itself.

Deb Harvey said...

It's beautiful, Kimmie!

I love everything about it!

*jean* said...

just perfect...carving out time for your soul health

Steph said...

LOVE this!!! the stitching created much dimension to the piece...simply beautiful...

rivergardenstudio said...

I just have to say that this is gorgeous! I love your colors and your stitching on this "slow sew"... wow! roxanne

Joyce at Calico Paint said...

Wow, Kimmie, that is wonderful!