This week I managed to finish the small picture I started in the last post, ……well……last night, actually. Nothing like a deadline to get you moving. here’s the other post if you’re interested: https://feltingandfiberstudio.com/2022/05/24/another-small-picture/
If you remember, I was debating removing the trees and last week, I was going to rip them off. This week, looking at it again, I decided to leave them. The foreground is going to be flowers. I started with some green Bluefaced Leicester curls. I love Bluefaced Leicester curls, they are small tight curls with lots of shine. I stretched them out so they would look more grass-like.
After adding a few of these, I started using pink, blue, and purple curls to make flowers. I just needled a blob down and cut it off.
I wasn’t very happy at this point. It was ok but not great.
I decided to follow the advice Ruth gave me when stitching my mixed media experimental piece a while back; add more, just keep going. So I did more leaves and more flowers. Now it’s a pretty little picture( 3.5 x2.5 inches or 9×6.5 cm). And the trees look good in the far distance I think.
I like it much more now. I think I will like it more later. I always seem to lake them more in a week or so. How about you? Do you like your work better when it’s first done or a little( or a lot ) later?