Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Grand Canyon Sunset

Between a bout with bronchitis, I've managed to start a large new piece.  I've wet-felted the background, and now I'm going to have fun embellishing it. 

I've got some gorgeous eggplant-colored silk yarn, and I'm going to use it to suggest the cliff-tops and mesas.  I'm laying it out, and then I'll couch it onto the felted background.

Above you can see me playing with following some of the felt colorway with the eggplant silk.  And below, I'm needle-felting on various yarns to highlight the top of some cliffs with vegetation on the right.

I'm thinking of suggesting a river, far below, meandering through.  Will post this in progress as I work on it.