to me by my friend Judith.
My Maven buddy Cheryl gave me a bag full of silk she discovered
at the Goodwill, so I've had lots of stuff to experiment with.
where would we be without our friends?
I loved this green one, so I decided it would look great as a diatom.
here it after sewing the heck out of it.
I cut most of it out & fused it to the pre quilted silk.
This was one of the first I made, and I made every mistake in the book on it. plowed ahead anyway! It bled severely in the steaming, so it ended up with quite a bit of paint on it. It's inspired by pictures of the endoplasmic reticulum, which is a cell structure that allows certain substances to be transmitted thru it. Besides it was kind of on a dare from Martha :D
here's a piece of it- the round piece is Reemay/silk the lines below it were quilted and then painted. Which took a while. Full view is on the website and facebook.