Saturday, November 20, 2010

Consider the lilies how they grow:
they toil not, they spin not;
and yet I say unto you,
that Solomon in all is glory
was not arrayed like one of these.
Lk 12:27

Sewing can take so much time. Ripping out takes longer. I was mending a few pieces and couldn't help but think how handy those mice in Cinderella would be about now. In light of my toilsome buttons and tares, I enjoyed the above thought. The picture is borrowed from my sister's photography.

How refreshing the lilies are!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Golden Sunbeams of A Grecian Style

Representative of a sun bursting forth, a large irregular sunburst decorates the top.

Somehow, to me, the design of this parasol reminds me of ancient Grecian artwork. I have been working on a few projects , this is one project. Instead of my usual lace & ribbon,this is made with paint, sequins, plastic decals, and glue.
This parasol was a bit of an experiment for me, working with an entirely new technique--paint.

The spindle is painted gold, a little golden sun flower accents the top.
The sunflower is plastic with
just enough golden ribbon to form some foliage.

Small golden flowers accent each spoke along the edge.

There were a couple times when I applied too much paint and it chipped when dry, I had to re-paint a couple areas.

The color of these pictures is a little dark, not true to reality. Below is a overview of the parasol folded and a true-to-life color picture.