|An unexpected friendship with a Painted Pony on the Prairie — Rocky Mountain Front|
And here is the landscape quilt I had made prior to this weekend, as a sample for the classes I was teaching that very same weekend. It is called “West to Glacier.”
Commercial batik; all one piece in light yellow, green, and purpley-blue. A bit of a “western” flair with a yarn that looks just like a rope or lasso. I wanted to demonstrate to my students that a few very basic drawn shapes… circles, curvy lines, straight lines, and basic straight stitching… all free motion, and ‘free drawing’ style, can result in a fun project that is abstract but also impressionistic, very personal, and creative! I loved creating this piece, as I remembered what it feels like to me when I see the prairie and those incredible Rocky Mountains … meet… collide… blend…and are completely… spectacular!
Bobbin Play, Paintstiks, threads and cords… To me, “Purple Mountain’s Majesty” is in my backyard, Glacier Park …our Montana Treasure… Green-blue for those incredibly clear and COLD mountain rivers… light green for the green grasses, or newly planted spring wheat out on the windy prairie, and for the forest, and all the beauty surrounding us, everywhere…
Simple details….. smooth, repetitive lines, meandering, reflecting the soft, gently sloping fields of wheat, summer fallow ground, and flat of the prairie in rich browns, and greens.
Yellow Gold for the ripening wheat… the grass turning in late fall… and a softly curved binding… not ‘square’ seemed be the perfect fitting touch… EnJOY and may God Bless you as you… “plow” – and survive! through your winter.