February 26, 2008

The Thaw

Nothing but rain, rain, rain all day long, but at least it wasn't frozen. A similar February day several years ago, on top of a heavy snowpack, produced a lot of standing water and flooding. The picture was taken in Long's Park, where the majestic old trees were up to their ankles in slush. I messed with it a bit in Paint Shop, and used it for this small quilt, "Spring Thaw in Long's Park". The border fabrics are silk, and the beads are a beautiful cut glass I took from a vintage flea market necklace. Here's a detail:
I liked this picture so much, I edited a softer version, and used it for the cover of an art book:

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