Friday, October 7, 2011

slingshot

this is a piece I made this week



it started as an homage to summertime



... but as I work, other thoughts mingle ...
like daughter's reading assignment, "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury



and Steve Jobs reaching for the sky



and Amanda Knox wanting to lay down in a field of grass




ingredients:
bottle label
mat board
shell buttons
hand printed flour sack fabric
dictionary page
calico fabric
reading primer text
embroidery floss
straight pins
watercolor paper
watercolor paint


thanks for coming by, it means the world to me

18 comments:

Yvonne said...

Lovely post Kimmie. Your piece says a lot and the colors are very soothing.

*jean* said...

sooo beautiful...i love everything about it...the tale it tells, the words, the colors...summer in a day...this might be my all time favorite kimmie creation, you just keep getting better girl...

Steph said...

I LOVE this Kimmie!!! a Unique piece....happy weekend!!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Wonderful post Kimmie, and wonderful piece. I just adore your hand stamped fabrics. xox Corrine

Dianne said...

Wonderful piece Kimmie!

Jan Morrison said...

Thank you - I wandered over from Outside the Lines and am very glad I did!
Jan Morrison

sukipoet said...

a charming and original creation.

amyd said...

this is lovely - great how you incorporated your recent printed fabric - love that! and the words pinned on with straight pins - such wonderful texture!

Becca said...

Beautiful! I love your thoughts on this piece too kimmie!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really LOVE your hand stitching. It speaks to me. I also love the composition of this piece. So many beautiful layers went together to make this a one-of-a-kind true work of art. And the message you conveyed as you made this piece is so poignant.

Halle said...

So beautiful. I love all the thought and meaning you put into this piece.

Gayle said...

Gorgeous !! Meaningful !! and I love your thought processes. xx

ale said...

love love love loveeeeeeeee kimmie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!me encantaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!muchísimos besos!!!!!!!!!!!!

BadPenny said...

This is lovely Kimmie & tour photos to show it wondeful x

Reflections said...

Fascinating piece... love the depth of ingredients and the variety of inspiration.

Gaby Bee said...

This is smashing , Kimmie!

Have a lovely week!
Gaby

lyndsaylamb said...

Beautiful post and piece.

Cynthia Eloise said...

i love this. great piece.