Honey Planets

As if space and planets aren't visually strange and wonderous enough, for some reason I keep imagining green skies. And planets circled by rings of a dozen moons.

 Honey Planets, 2015. Hand embroidery, watercolor and pencil.

Honey Planets, 2015. Hand embroidery, watercolor and pencil.

And constellations strung together with colored thread.

 Stitching.

Stitching.

The little Moonlet piece below started it.  And I'm working on a larger version of Moonlet for myself. (The original is in my sister-in-law's collection in Austin.)

 Moonlet, 2015. Hand embroidery and watercolor. 5x7 inches.

Moonlet, 2015. Hand embroidery and watercolor. 5x7 inches.

More planets, moons and suns, pulling and pushing each other, are in the works. Along with more tiles of Earthea

 Detail from Honey Planets.

Detail from Honey Planets.

Now, I'm headed to a tropical rainforest.  Can't wait to see what the Earth looks like there!