Down to the wire here! I finished the foundation with more thread painting on the willow tree branches and secured every little reflective piece of color and generally cleaned up the back, which was not very pretty but looks fairly neat now.

I blocked the whole thing for the second time to get it all flat and well behaved – no wonkiness or bunching.

I used a lazer to position the straight edges, which I often do, but this time I was doing it on a large table in my outdoor studio and it was already pinned to the cushioned work table; so I decided to pin string to define the cut lines along with the lazer and it worked great.

Back to finish up the final piece – deadline August 1st!!!

Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

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