My piece wasn't accepted for exhibition :-((( but Himself is happy, because he wants it on his office wall.
There were 177 entries received and only 32 selected for exhibition, so it must have been very difficult to choose. I can't wait to see them.
This project was fun to work on and I learnt heaps - it can only be beneficial for future challenges!
C'est la belle vie!
[This is the life!]
40 cm x 95 cm
The colour and majesty of early morning hot air balloons
evoke a conflicting sense of excitement, adventure
Imagine being so immersed in the freedom of the wind,
with birds' eye views of the changing shapes and hues
of the landscape!
Although the Chinese created paper sky lanterns in the
third century BC for military signalling, it was
the French who achieved lift-off in the first manned
hot air balloon in France in 1783.
I love the whimsy and romance of these beautiful vehicles
full of life, fun and recreation.
Hand dyed background cotton sky fabric, stitched over
tear-away; appliqued commercial cotton batiks; machine and
hand thread stitching and embroidery with cotton, silk and
rayon threads; machine and hand quilting.
Thanks for visiting!