I have an idea…..
Do you remember I mentioned that I want to do some blocks with maps….?
This block will be of something that I treasure each day. So I decided to get a map of our suburb off the web, print it and then scan it so I could subdue the color in I photo.
I then printed it onto Printed Treasures 100% pima cotton… it's 200 thread count.
I'm not a great fan of photos printed on fabric… but I know many people like them for memory quilts.
I want to subdue the image more…. how can I achieve that effect.
Then I remembered I had dyed some sheer cotton muslin. So I laid a strip of the two colors over the top of the map.
Now I can just see it through, and it gives my background and interesting texture.
As I travel, I collect things, (mainly paintings and prints) and the following photo is one of my treasures.
It's called the PIGEON, by Joseph Crawhall 1861 – 1913. Gouache on linen and I found it in the Gloasgow Museum, The Burell Collection.
This images serves two purposes. It's a reminder of my visits to Glasgow and the Burrell Museum and I have white doves that give me so much joy each day.
I'm going to applique the Dove/pigeon onto the background…. how !!!!! not sure yet, stay tuned.