Friday, September 7, 2012

the last day of summer

summer is ending and the school break is over


I made this piece to tell a story of the joy of summer and time spent together


an interweaving of color, image and texture


expressing thankfulness for such a wonderful summer season
and a sorrow at turning the corner


and in spite of the sorrow,
an absolute happiness for having traveled that way


20 comments:

Caterina Giglio said...

oh this is wonderful, the details are just exquisite... LOVE the lace!

Halle said...

Oh wow! Love this. The center crochet piece makes me think of a snowflake and not end of summer. Maybe because of the blue hue.
Just lovely!

Dianne said...

It's very nice! Well done!

Rita said...

That is so pretty! I love the crocheted flower/snowflake in the center. Whatever it is, it is just plain lovely. :)

silverstarsanctuary said...

I love it! And like that you can hang it up on the wall.

Gayle Price said...

This is beautiful !! Really, really beautiful, love the colours, so evocative of summer. I also love the amazing pictures of the sun flowers from you previous post. They're just joyous, I can't help smiling when I look at them. xx

~*~Patty S said...

just gorgeous Kimmie...each and every detail!
oxo

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

It's fabulous Kimmie, so many different subtle shades and textures :)

Fallingladies said...

Absolutely stunning! Those matchboxes are so fun too! Been enjoying older posts and catching up!

sharon said...

Beautiful colors, and textures, and layering. I love how you always combine layers and the details you use! Have a great weekend!

Tammy said...

Such a beautiful, organic collage. Have a fabulous weekend. Tammy

Neesie said...

What a special tribute to summer...a beautiful piece of artwork.
It seems strange that summer is leaving you but hopefully it will come our way.
We'll treasure it too ;D
Have a wonderful weekend whatever you have planned ~ enjoy :D

DAWN said...

What a fantastic piece, it makes me smile just looking at it. I hate to see summer go, too but then again I love to welcome her back!!
Joy to you!
~Dawn

DAWN said...

What a fantastic piece, it makes me smile just looking at it. I hate to see summer go, too but then again I love to welcome her back!!
Joy to you!
~Dawn

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Really nice piece Kimmie. It's got a soft serenity that makes me think of the lazy days of summer and the pastel colors and your stamps, and the simple hanging on the stick, quite lovely. xox

Tracey Fletcher King said...

That does evoke summery feelings and although the holidays are coming to an end it will be nice to have a bit of peace and quiet in the house... we are just two weeks away from spring break and I am counting down the days.... lots of time in the garden before it gets too hot and lots of iced tea... will be thinking of you with all the back to school...xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've been trying to leave you a comment for several days and when I do, my computer freezes and stops. The joys of modern technology.

This is gorgeous piece. Of course, one of my favorite things is your hand carved stamps. They always add so much to a piece, as does all that beautiful hand sewing.

Becca said...

This is really a lovely piece Kimmie!

*jean* said...

beautiful...love the sofest coloring of it...

rivergardenstudio said...

This piece that you made for the last day of summer is so beautiful, I love the stitching and the little buttons, and, well, just everything. I know your fall will be lovely too! I am off to Idaho tomorrow for another workshop. I am loving this life!!
roxanne