|Whirligigs, Vollis Simpson, photo by Alpesh Patel.|
The last few weeks have been full of North Carolina traveling adventures. And some stitching. And a crack on the head that has slowed me down a tiny bit.
|WIP: Suga Belt, 2012|
Suga Belt remains in my hoop. I'm going to experiment with some fabric layering after I finish the stitching. I'm excited and nervous about that!
And the stitching of color words for my Color Wheel of Lies project is still going. I bring the little pieces with me everywhere I go.
|Writing by giddie99|
But what has really captured my attention these days is the gorgeous surroundings of my adopted state North Carolina.
Went to Oak Island one weekend.
|From the Oak Island boardwalk.|
|Dawn, Oak Island.|
And to Asheville and the Smokey Mountains the next.
|Balsam Nature Trail, Mount Mitchell.|
|Clouds gathering at Mount Mitchell, highest peak east of the Mississippi.|
And then hunted for whirligigs, created by North Carolina outsider artist Vollis Simpson
in Johnston County, NC.
|Horses in the sky. This whimsy inspires my TOYS swap piece for the Phat Quarter Swap.|
So many gorgeous scenes to inspire my own art. I imagine stitched faces in the sand, washed ashore on drift wood or among the ferns and firs of boreal mountain trails. And spirograph-like stitched wheels in the sky.
Ah, North Carolina, you are a beauty!