Saturday, November 18, 2006

Problem Solved !!!

The orange kitty is now one of my favorite canvases!!!!

After the trials and tribulations of the last few weeks trying different things to bring the canvas to life as I wanted it. It is now complete.

The flower pot that was in my head subtly shaded has been giving me fits. After a few false starts I hit upon something that I really love. Canvas Collage. Rosalyn Cherry - Soleil is an amazing needleartist from Canada. She has been working with fabrics in her needlepoint for years and the results are stunning. If you haven't seen her work, go to you will be amazed!

I decided to give it a try. With a little encouragement from Rosalyn I embellished the pot with beautiful batik fabrics in 3 different tones. Then added embroidery stitches on top for more texture. The results are stunning. Okay, I'm biased. It's finished and the problem is solved!

I'm also hooked! There is something very freeing about adding beautiful fabrics to your canvas. It covers large areas quickly and adds an entirely new dimension to the piece. It's really a lot of fun.

I've sent the canvas off to the finisher to have it made in to a leather tote. It's going to be wonderful!

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