I’ve made progress on the new, experimental River piece I showed in my last post. I did some hand embroidery and a lot of machine stitching. I’ve did a clean finish on the edges, which are slightly irregular, and readied it for some hand beadwork. It measures around 19” square at this point.
I’ve also titled it – If I Woke at Dawn. It’s a hypothetical birds-eye view of the river landscape. In practical terms I am not particularly functional at dawn, and most of the sunrises I experience are imaginary. It also fits into my current River works that start in my dreams; In Dreams I Flew Over the River, In Dreams I Saw the Colors Change, and In Dreams I Climbed the Cliffs. This one has the feel of the moment between dreaming and waking….
After beading I will probably mount it on canvas, frame it, or mount it on a larger quilted base. Since this is an exploratory work, I’m not rushing to make that decision.